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"The Grotto: Gathering for the Millennium"

The Campaign to Secure the History and Future
of Father Dobberstein's Vision
and Dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mother
for the Honor and Glory of God

Mission Statement

The mission of the Grotto of the Redemption is to present in stone the whole story of the fall of woman and man, our Divine redemption through Christ, and Mary's presence in the redemptive process. As Father Dobberstein commented, "If your messages are carved in stone they are well nigh imperishable. This imperishableness is the outstanding feature of the Grotto."

Our purpose is to preserve that imperishability and see that the Grotto of the Redemption will continue to tell its edifying story long after the builder has laid down his trowel.

We strive to fulfill Father Dobberstein's concept of open access to the Grotto for all who come seeking inspiration, spiritual renewal and a strengthening of their faith.

Grotto of the Redemption Facts
Origin and Inspiration for the Great Work

Gifts and

History of the Grotto of the Redemption
Statements Often Heard at the Grotto

Financial & Preservation Needs of the Grotto
Financial Position