Monday, February 21, 2011

The Grotto

The kids & I decided to visit The Grotto today. We hadn't been for several years and thought it would be fun to walk the 62 acre park.
The beautiful Grotto.

Elevator: 110 feet to the park above.
If you go, take $4.00 to ride the elevator.
The money is used for
maintenance of the Grotto & the surrounding park.

Meditation Room

Grotto Monastery

New last year: The Grotto Labyrinth

Fun Fact: I found out today that my friend Sarah got engaged at The Grotto.
I love that!
Spotted in the park: a monk!

St. Thaddeus
Not being Catholic, I wasn't sure who St. Thaddeus was.
According to Wikipedia, he was one of the 12 Apostles.
Spotted near the elevator: a nun!
Prayer candles

Our prayer candle

No words needed.

Close up.

It was good day to reflect on what we're thankful for & for remembering the people/things on our prayer list.

1 comment:

Chris and Sarah said...

Pretty! We've only been there once in the daylight. Chris proposed during the Christmas light extravaganza they put on each year.... in the rain with all the twinkly lights.... my heart went pitter patter!