Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, The Bronx
Deep into the Bronx lies this serene shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes that one would expect to find somewhere in the European countryside rather than in one of the world's most populous urban areas. Built in 1929, at the request of the pastor of the nearby St. Lucy's Roman Catholic Church, the small stone grotto quickly became the object of pilgrimages from not only New Yorkers, but people from across the United States.
This grotto comprises a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes standing in a small stone enclosure. It was built nearby (and at the request of) of St. Lucy's Roman Catholic church in the Bronx. Many Catholics visit the grotto for spiritual guidance from the Lady of Lourdes and also for the alleged healing powers of the water there.
Even today, the faithfuls swear by the healing properties of the water.
833 Mace Avenue, Bronxwood Avenue,
New York,NY, 10467