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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Marian Grotto in Orchard Lake Village

We never cease to be amazed at the variety and beauty of what can be found in Michigan. Overlooking beautiful Orchard Lake is a unique structure called the Marian Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes which is visited by an estimated 25,000 people a year. It is on the campus of St Mary's Preparatory School and the Orchard Lake Campus of Madonna University. In 1941 Josephine Rzeppa, a Detroit business woman, donated $5000 which was used to build the shrine in just 31 days using tufa rock from Blue Hole, Ohio.

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