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Litchfield, Connecticut: “Lourdes of Litchfield”


About Lourdes in Litchfield:

A visit to Lourdes is something of which many dream, but is not always possible. Run by the Montfort Missionaries, here in Litchfield you will find a replica of the Lourdes Grotto, in Lourdes, France. The Grotto was begun in 1956 and completed two years later. It was built from local field stone and closely resembles the one in Lourdes, France.

In addition to the Grotto, there are Stations of the Cross set in a winding trail that leads its way up a wooded hill to the final station, the Crucifixion. Each station includes life-size bronze figures.

The Montfort House, in addition to being the home of the Montfort Missionaries, offers facilities for days of recollection, organized retreats and opportunities for prayer and reflection.

Daily Mass will is celebrated at Montfort House from Tuesday through Saturday. On Sunday, Mass is be celebrated in the Grotto Chapel, across from Pilgrim Hall.

There is Mass every day except Monday.Confessions can usually be heard in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Since Mass times change with the season, check their website below.

The shrine has a gift shop and also a cafe, open during the pilgrimage season (May 1 through mid-October). It is staffed by volunteers.


Traveling to the Lourdes of Litchfield:

Address: 50 Montfort Road, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759

GPS Coordinates: 41.7524 N; 73.1779 W

Tel: +1 (860) 567-1041

e-mail: lourdesshrinect@gmail.com

Click here for the official website of the “Lourdes of Litchfield”.


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