The beautiful grotto dedicated to Our Lady Of Lourdes was built by Father Patrick McAlea and dedicated on 21November 1954, with funds donated by the parishioners. Today the grotto is a memorial of all the apparitions of Our Lady – at Lourdes, Knock and Fatima.
Bernadette Soubirous is the Saint of Lourdes, France. Visionary and messenger of the Immaculate Conception, she told the very words of the Virgin Mary. She spoke words teaching of the merits of prayer, penance, poverty and church. In the first and most widely recognized Marian apparition of modern times, a personal message was delivered also to Bernadette — She would not find happiness in this world, but only in the next.