St John the Evangelist, Ballinteer Parish

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

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Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes from the Grotto at Ballinteer Parish Church


In 2008 we celebrated 150 years since the apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes, France. There have been pilgrims and arranged pilgrimages to Lourdes from Ballinteer since the beginning of the parish (1973). The early pilgrimages were under the spiritual direction of the late Fr. Michael Loftus.

The Grotto was blessed by

Monsignor Dan O'Connor on the
8th December 2008 after the 7.30 p.m. Mass

to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes

Dedicated to the memory of
Fr Michael Loftus
1938 - 2007

And in remembrance of all the deceased members of our parish who organised
and participated in Lourdes pilgrimages over the years.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Fr Loftus served in our Parish between 1969- 1979, during which time he had responsibility for the building of the Church & Schools. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm.

If you would like to contribute towards this shrine,please leave
any donations into the Sacristy or the Parish Office.

Fr. Richard Behan, Moderator.

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at Ballinteer Parish Church


Click below to see some photos of the Blessing of the Grotto.

Photos of the Blessing of the Grotto




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