Jul 02 2011

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, The Bronx

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, The Bronx. Image 1: via

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.

Jul 02 2011

St. Lucy's Church, The Bronx

St. Lucy's Church, The Bronx. Image 1: via

The Church of St. Lucy is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 833 Mace Avenue, Bronx, New York City. The parish was established in 1927. Lourdes of America on Bronxwood Avenue is a stone grotto on the grounds of St. Lucy's built in 1939 as a replica of the Shrine at Lourdes.