The iconic statue of Our Blessed Mother, that has sat high above the Grotto for over 60 years as a beacon of hope, is currently undergoing critical interior support restoration.
We need your help to cover these unexpected costs as we work diligently to bring her back by the end of summer.
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We are grateful for your consideration, generosity, and outpouring of support!
The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes is a Catholic place of prayer devoted to the Blessed Mother, Mary. This beautiful mountainside shrine features one of the oldest American replicas of the Lourdes Grotto in France, built about two decades after the apparition of Mary at Lourdes in 1858. Each year, the National Shrine Grotto draws thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. It is a place of worship, pilgrimage, conversion, and reconciliation.
Transportation is available for the handicapped from the parking lot to the Miller Family Visitors Center or Grotto.
Please call (301) 447-5318 for reservations.
Service Pets Only
In consideration of the safety of our visitors, we allow only service pets on the Grotto grounds
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Adoration
12 p.m. Mass (English)
2 p.m. Mass (Spanish)
Sunday mass will be held outdoors at the Grotto Cave from May - October (weather permitting) please call Sunday morning if want to confirm Mass location
Mass held in St. Mary's Chapel
Monday - Friday 11 a.m.
Saturday 12 p.m.
Saturday 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Sunday 10:45 a.m.; 1:15 p.m.
National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
on the campus of Mount St. Mary's University
16330 Grotto Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Monday-Friday 11 AM
Saturday 12 PM
Sunday at 12 PM (English)
Sunday at 2 PM (Spanish)
Sunday 10:45 AM -11:45 AM
Saturday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Sunday 10:45 AM; 1:15 PM