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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.

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A prayer written by a non-Catholic:

"I was out riding with some friends who are of the Catholic faith. We were passing by and they suggested to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.

"We lit some candles and drank from the holy spring. At the time I was not feeling well and a doctor confirmed the next day that I suffered from an enlarged heart.

"Two weeks later at my check up the doctor was amazed to discover that my heart had gone back to its normal size. I believe my visit to the shrine has helped me in my illness.

"I sincerely hope it will help others that come to visit with their daily troubles and sickness. It will always be my visiting place when I am out that way."

Testimonials will be updated monthly. If you have had an experience while at the Grotto or have had your prayers answered after visiting and praying at the Grotto and would like to be a part of this message of hope, please send your story in writing to (we will use first name only).

National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
16330 Grotto Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: 301-447-5318


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