The National Shrine Grotto Visitors Center and Gift Shop will be open from 9 - 10:30 AM on December 20th.
The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic national shrine devoted to Our Blessed Mother Mary, is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization and reconciliation.
This beautiful mountain shrine features one of the oldest American replicas of the Lourdes shrine in France, built about two decades after the apparition of Mary at Lourdes in 1858, and attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year from all over the world. It offers the occasion for a deepening conversion, a step forward in the journey to God, with Mary as the model for that journey.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (gates close at 5 p.m.).
Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. and during Special Times
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.
Transportation is available from the parking lot to the Miller Family Visitors Center.
Call (301) 447-5318 for reservations.
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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