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Heaven on Earth

Maybe the most spiritual experience of my life. You can truly feel the Holy Spirit present. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark E
Palm Harbor, Florida
Surreal experience

Just being there to light a candle brings emotions. I always thought about being there and it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edgewater, New Jersey
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114 Coleman Morse Ctr, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 46556-4617
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe the most spiritual experience of my life. You can truly feel the Holy Spirit present. A beautiful sight!

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just being there to light a candle brings emotions. I always thought about being there and it brought tears after arriving. Lite the candle and said a prayer.

Thank Mary07020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stop here to say some prayers and light some candles. It is very a very serene and spiritual place.

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how to describe this place other than serene. It’s a replica of a grotto in France. Was happy to light some votives for some deceased family members. It’s right behind the basilica so super easy to see them both. You won’t be disappointed

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a day and age when we hear of so much turmoil, it is most impressive to see college students at prayer. The Grotto is very lovely and peaceful. We stopped by on multiple days and at different times of the day and there were...More

Thank maryrosel708
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Grotto is so amazing and inspiring even if your not catholic. It is a perfect place to seek out.

Thank NGTB_1
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The Grotto is just an awesome place to take some time to light a candle and sit quietly for a while. There is kneeling and sitting benches provided around the area. The best part is they have provided Parking "Grotto Lot" very close to it....More

Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is a must-see spot on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Finding the Grotto is the hard part. It is located between the lakes and the Cathedral. You can go deep in prayer and motivation... and even take some memorable selfies and...More

Thank WestCoastUSADad
Reviewed August 8, 2018

What can I say about this sacred place? I light a candle for my Dad(Class of 1951). This was his favorite place on campus and now it is mine.

Thank gablenlombard
Reviewed August 6, 2018

this place is a peaceful and beautiful my husband studied there in 1958-62 he always said it was a place of calm and relief of stress

Thank Alice D
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Lauren B
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Elliott P | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot by the stadium from which you can walk to the grotto. It’s a beautiful walk across campus.