Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes
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Standing near the lower edge of the campus is a limestone replica of the shrine at Lourdes, France. The shrine was designed by Chicago landscape artist Edward J. Koening and stands 20 feet high and 38 feet in width. It was donated by the Kemper family (through Sister M. Hildegarde Kemper) in memory of their parents, Bernard and Magdalene Kemper. A plaque of thanksgiving there is inscribed: "In memoriam of the preservation from the (influenza) epidemic of 1918-1919 this tablet is gratefully inscribed in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes by the families and pupils of Mount Aloysius Academy, Cresson, PA February 11, 1919 (Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes)."
The Grotto has been well maintained over the years and is in good condition.
Derck and Edson Associates. Campus Master Plan. [Lititz, PA: Derck and Edson Associates], September 2000.