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National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

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divine mercy sunday

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Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, is an annual devotion to the Divine Mercy that is widely celebrated by Catholics. It was first established on April 30, 2000 by Pope John Paul II, who designated the Sunday after Easter as the Sunday of Divine Mercy. Going to Confession and receiving the Eucharist on that day grants the soul forgiveness of all sins and punishments.

This year on Divine Mercy Sunday, Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonized.

See our Calendar of Events/Masses to observe Divine Mercy Sunday at the Grotto.

give Easter blessings at the grotto


Ask Mary to bring peace and lead you and your loved ones to deeper holiness just as she has done for so many others...

Light a votive for someone during this Easter Season

Implore Our Lady of Lourdes' intercession during the joyous time of Easter.

garden and walkway expansion

parking lot graphic imageCongested traffic is causing a safety concern in the upper parking lot. For your safety, we will be replacing the lot with walkways.

Drop-off/Pick-up and transportation to and from the lower parking lot is available! Read more...

Events / Special Hours

Operating HOURS

Miller Family Visitors Center and Grounds
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
(gates close at 5 p.m.)
Phone 301-447-5318

St. Bernadette's Gift Shoppe
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
Phone 301-447-5444

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St. Bernadette's Shoppe

Special Gifts for You and Your Loved Ones

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Custom-made National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes items, statues, t-shirts, rosaries, and more!

For more information call (301) 447-5444 or email

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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