Monday, May 11

St Thomas More's: the Lourdes Grotto

Following on from the earlier post about the opening of St Thomas More's, here is a picture of the Lourdes Grotto which was built there. When the Diocese of Lancaster was established in 1924 Our Lady of Lourdes was chosen as its principal patron. Not surprisingly, there has always been great devotion to her in the Diocese and a number of churches have statues or small grottos such as this. The grotto remains in place today and is still a focus for prayer and devotion. Those who know the scene will notice how much the backdrop has changed since this image was taken.