WATCH WJZ @ NOON ON SATURDAY | The Army-Navy rivalry comes to Baltimore. WJZ has live pre-game ceremonies and the game.

Md. Replica Of Lourdes Grotto To Get Improvements

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — A Roman Catholic landmark in Emmitsburg that attracts pilgrims from around the world is getting a $2.7 million visitor center.

Mount St. Mary’s University said Wednesday the 5,000-square-foot building will welcome hundreds of thousands of people a year to the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes.

The 130-year-old shrine is a replica of a cave in Lourdes, France, where the faithful believe the mother of Jesus appeared to a French schoolgirl beginning in 1858.

University officials say the structure will house a conference room, gallery, gift shop and administrative offices. Completion is expected in early 2013.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live