NATIONAL SHRINE GROTTO OF LOURDES
Answers to Prayers at The Grotto
"For everyone who asks receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." Mt. 7:8 Every prayer is heard and answered. The essence of prayer is to discern God's Will for us in the details of our life. Our Lord leaves clues and leads us gently to a deeper union with Him.
Regularly scheduled Mass is celebrated in St. Mary's Chapel on the Hill on Sunday at noon.
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The faithful who out of devition vist the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at Mount St. Mary's University may gain the following indulgences:
By individual visitors - on all feast days of Our Lady, on all Saturdays and on all Sundays.
By members of a pilgrimage-group - on any day of the year.
To gain the Plenary Indulgence all pilgrims are requested to:
fulfill the usual conditions of reconcilation, Holy Communion and prayers for the intention of the Holy Father, and
recite at the Grotto Cave the Hail Mary together with the invocation "O Mary, Virgin and Mother of God, pray to Jesus for me."
A Partial Indulgence of 500 days each time a visit is made to the Grotto of Lourdes and the Hail Mary is said together with the above mentioned invocation and prayers are said for the intention of the Holy Father.