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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Notre Dame Grotto (Notre Dame de Lourdes, Municipality of Lorne)

This grotto in Notre Dame de Lourdes was dedicated on 12 September 1954, fulfilling a promise made by Sister Marie Joseph (Antoinette Bergeron) to erect a tribute to the Virgin Mary for protecting children of the village during a polio epidemic that occurred across Canada in 1946-1947. The project was directed by Sister Therese de l’Enfant-Jésus (Alphéda Provencher) with the assistance of school students and parishioners, and the support of Monseigneur Abbé Marcel Dacquay, priest at Notre Dame de Lourdes in 1954.

Notre Dame Grotto

Notre Dame Grotto (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.53292, W98.55475
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2021

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