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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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.).
Every day of the week at 12 p.m. and during Special Times
Spanish Mass on Sundays at 2 p.m.
Reconciliation and Adoration
Saturday and Sunday 10:45 a.m.
Transportation is available from the parking lot to the Miller Family Visitors Center.
Call (301) 447-5318 for reservations.
We offer a monthly, informative bulletin for our pilgrims. Click here for our archive of past bulletins in Adobe PDF format, and we encourage you to contact us directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if the month of the bulletin you are seeking is not listed below.
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Plan Your Visit
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