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Holy Spirit grotto

Church grottos offer space for contemplation in a garden-like setting

By Paula Katinas and Bill Miller

A grotto can also serve as an evangelization tool, according to pastors, who said the beauty of the setting beckons people who have never been inside a church as well as Catholics who haven’t been to Mass in a while.

The grotto outside the Shrine Church of St. Bernadette — which resembles …

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