Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pangborn Memorial Campanile
National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
This monument is dedicated to the glory of God and His Blessed Mother.
It is erected on the site of the “Old Church on the Hill,” which was built in 1805 Father John Dubois, founder of Mount Saint Mary’s College and Seminary here on Saint Mary’s Mount.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
worshiped, and it was here that her sister-in-law, Harriet Seton, was converted to the Catholic faith. Here the image of our Blessed Mother shines forth as a beacon of light, hope, courage and inspiration for those who pass this sacred spot. The bells in this tower ring out forever the praises of almighty God and his Blessed Mother.
Erected in humble and sincere gratitude for our many blessings.
His excellency, Thomas W. Pangborn,
LL. D., D. Sc., K. M. G. C. H. S., K. S. G.,
Papal Chamberlain of the Sword and Cape and Papal Count.
John C. Pangborn, Sr.,
LL. D., K. M.
Industrialists and Philanthropists
May 1, 1964
Erected 1964 by Thomas W. and
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Landmarks • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1964.
Location. 39° 40.895′ N, 77° 21.37′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Grotto Road, half a mile north of St. Anthony Rd. Marker is on the lower east face of the campanile (the 95 ft. belltower) at the end of Grotto Road, near the entrance to the National Shrine of Our Lady Lourdes (a.k.a. the "Grotto of Lourdes"), overlooking the campus of Mount St. Mary's University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd, Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cornerstone of the Old Church on the Hill (a few steps from this marker); William Elder, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); The John Hughes Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Father Dubois House (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (within shouting distance of this marker); Amleto Cardinal Cicognani (within shouting distance of this marker); National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (within shouting distance Corpus Christi Chapel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
Also see . . . Story of Mother Mary's Mountain. National Shrine Grotto website entry (Submitted on May 14, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. "Our Lady of the Mountain", Mount Saint Mary's University, Grotto of Lourdes, Roman Catholicism.
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