Lourdes grotto
A Lourdes grotto is a term used to describe a replica of the original grotto at Lourdes (a Catholic
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 site reputed to have healing
Physiological healing is the restoration of damaged living tissue, organs and biological system to normal function. It is the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair to reduce the size of a damaged or necrotic area....

 properties) or a grotto
A grotto is any type of natural or artificial cave that is associated with modern, historic or prehistoric use by humans. When it is not an artificial garden feature, a grotto is often a small cave near water and often flooded or liable to flood at high tide...

 honouring Our Lady of Lourdes unassociated with the Lourdes site. Some such grottoes are called simply "Lourdes grottoes", others are described as replicas, or as honouring Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Lourdes is the name used to refer to the Marian apparition said to have appeared before various individuals on separate occasions around Lourdes, France...


Among places which state they have Lourdes grottoes are:
  • Carfin Grotto
    Carfin Grotto
    Carfin Grotto, a shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes was the idea of Father, later Canon, Thomas N. Taylor , parish priest of St. Francis Xavier's Parish in Carfin, two miles east of Motherwell, in the West of Scotland...

     in Carfin, in the west of Scotland
  • Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Shrine of St. Anthony, Ellicott City, Maryland
    Ellicott City, Maryland
    Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The population was 65,834 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Howard County...

    , USA
  • St. Francis Seminary, Wisconsin, USA
  • Oostakker Basilica
    Oostakker Basilica
    The Oostakker Basilica is a church at Slotendries, Belgium.In 1873 the Marquise of Courtebourne-de Nédonchel had a Lourdes grotto built in the gardens of her château at Slotendries...

    , Slotendries, Belgium
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Bulacan
    Bulacan , officially called the Province of Bulacan or simply Bulacan Province, is a first class province of the Republic of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon Region in the island of Luzon, north of Manila , and part of the Metro...

    , Philippines
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Baguio City
    Baguio City
    The City of Baguio is a highly urbanized city in northern Luzon in the Philippines. Baguio City was established by Americans in 1900 at the site of an Ibaloi village known as Kafagway...

    , Benguet
    Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is La Trinidad and borders, clockwise from the south, Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Mountain Province, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya....

    , Philippines
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, a 1:12 scale replica of the Lourdes Grottohttp://www.lourdes-france.org in Massabielle (France) housed in the "RK Onze Lieve Vrouw van Lourdeskapel", in the "A.J. Kropholler Complex" http://www.kich.nl/kich2010/rapport.jsp?id_qualifier=ODB:Rijksmonumentnr&id=452744 , a Dutch national landmark, in Scheveningen, Netherlands
  • Central Catholic High School (Canton, Ohio), USA
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (Mogadore, Ohio), USA
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Cotabato City
    Cotabato City
    The City of Cotabato is one of the cities of the Philippines located in Mindanao. Cotabato City is an exclave of the SOCCSKSARGEN region found within the boundaries of Maguindanao province, but is independent of that province...

    , Mindanao, Philippines
  • Oblate School of Theology
    Oblate School of Theology
    Oblate School of Theology ' is a Catholic graduate school for theological studies in San Antonio, Texas, USA run by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.* OST offers the following degrees:* Master of Arts...

    , San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in New Iberia, Louisiana
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    New Iberia is a city in and the parish seat of Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States, 30 miles southeast of Lafayette. In 1900, 6,815 people lived in New Iberia; in 1910, 7,499; and in 1940, 13,747...

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto (Los Ojos, New Mexico)
    National Register of Historic Places listings in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
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    , USA
  • Lourdes Grotto in Sereo Preto, Aruba, named in commemoration of the original
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