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National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes

Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland

 

—Built 1875 —

 
National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 11, 2007
1. National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Marker
Inscription. Proclaimed a Public Oratory, December 8, 1965 by His Eminence, Lawrence Cardinal Shehan, Archbishop of Baltimore.

The faithful who out of devotion visit the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes may gain the following special indulgences: A Plenary Indulgence: By individual visitors on all feastdays of Our Lady, on all Saturdays, on all Sundays, by members of a group pilgrimage on any day of the year.

To gain this Plenary Indulgence- All pilgrims are requested:
1. To fulfill the usual conditions of confession and communion and prayers for the intention of the Holy Father.
2. To recite at the Grotto 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 and the Hail Mary is said together with the above-mentioned invocation and prayers said for the intention of the Holy Father.
 
Location. 39° 40.93′ N, 77° 21.366′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Grotto Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amleto Cardinal Cicognani (a few steps from this marker); Pangborn Memorial Campanile

National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 11, 2007
2. National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (within shouting distance of 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cornerstone of the Old Church on the Hill (about 300 feet away); Corpus Christi Chapel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
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Altar inside the Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 11, 2007
3. Altar inside the Chapel
Elizabeth Ann Seton stained glass inside the Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 11, 2007
4. Elizabeth Ann Seton stained glass inside the Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 9, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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