On May 1, 1964, the 95 feet high bell tower crown with a 25-foot, gold-leafed bronze figure of the Blessed Mother was dedicated to the visitors of the Grotto of Lourdes as a gift of the Pangborn Foundation of Hagerstown, Maryland. The Pangborn Memorial Campanile stands on the site of Father John DuBois' original Church on the Hill, which burned down on July 4, 1913. Fr. DuBois founded Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary.
The bell tower is seen for miles across Pennsylvania and Maryland and draws thousands of people to stop and discover the Grotto. The image of Mother Mary shines as a beacon of hope for those who pass this sacred spot. The bells in the tower ring out every 15 minutes to remind us of Our Lord's light and inspiration.