San Antonio, Texas: The Oblate Grotto and Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe
About the Oblate Grotto in San Antonio:
On their 5 acres of land in San Antonio, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have created two special places of prayer: Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas. The Lourdes Grotto is the most perfect replica in America of the original shrine in Lourdes, France.
There are daily Masses in both English and Spanish as well as exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel.
Many local families attend Mass here, but many visitors also make this a place to attend Mass when visiting San Antonio.
Both children and adults are awed by the Grotto and Mass seems to have a special effect on them. You can almost imagine yourself in Lourdes at the place where Saint Bernadette had her apparitions.
There is also a replica of Tepeyac Hill in Mexico where Our Lady appeared to Saint Juan Diego as Our Lady of Guadalupe. It honors not only Our Lady but also the Missionaries of the Oblate who minister to the Latino communities of the U.S., Mexico and South America.
We urge you to consider a stop here for Mass or just to visit if you are traveling to San Antonio. It is well worth it.
They are open 7 days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Mass Schedule: Daily Mass 7:00 a.m. (English) 12:00 noon (Spanish); Sat Vigil Mass: 6:00 p.m. (Spanish) Sun Mass: 9:00 a.m. (English) 11:30 a.m. (Spanish)
Traveling to the Oblate Grotto in San Antonio:
The center is on the north side of San Antonio, close to the San Antonio Airport.
Address: 5712 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78216
GPS coordinates: 29° 30′ 23.9832” N, 98° 30′ 24.1632” W
Tel: +1 (210) 342-9864
e-mail: [email protected]
Click here for the official website of the Oblate Grotto in San Antonio and to find out more about the Grotto, as well as the events schedule and any special celebrations that are planned.