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Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, built along the cliffs of Flatrock, is the largest grotto in eastern Canada. It is very popular with tourists and locals, alike, and highly recommended because of its spiritual significance and incredible beauty.

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in Flatrock, NL, has religious statues erected in a rocky outcrop.
The "Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto" in Flatrock, Newfoundland, is the largest grotto in Eastern Canada.

The grotto was designed by a former community priest who, after visiting a grotto in Lourdes, France, felt compelled to build a shrine of the same construction within the cliffs of Flatrock.

Information signage depicting the history of Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in Flatrock, NL.
Information signage depicting the history of Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in Flatrock, NL.

Located on cliffs, the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes has a central altar and an arrangement of religious statues.
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto has a central altar and religious statues positioned in stations of the cross along the cliffs.

The Christ statue at Our Lady of Lourdes grotto displays Christ nailed to a crucifix atop a cliff in Flatrock, NL.
The Christ statue at Our Lady of Lourdes grotto displays Christ nailed to a crucifix atop a cliff in Flatrock, NL.

Under the veil of fluffy clouds, an angel statue with a wand raised can be found at the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in Flatrock, Newfoundland.
This angel statue is one of the religious icons found at the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in Flatrock, Newfoundland.

The Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto is surrounded by white clouds that envelop the rocky outcrop with religious statues.
The Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock, NL, has large statues adorning the rugged cliffs.

The Virgin Mary statue, atop a cliff outcrop at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock, NL, is surrounded by trees and natural vegetation.
The Virgin Mary statue sits on an upper cliff outcrop at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock, NL.

After walking the staircase to the top of the grotto, you will find a grassy field containing stations of the cross and, behind a rock wall, a statue of Christ on a cross.

Stone staircase leading to the clifftop at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock, NL.
Stone staircase leading to the clifftop at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock, NL.

Against a backdrop of fluffy white clouds, a grassy field displays the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto stations.
Stations of the cross are erected in a grassy field near the Christ statue at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock.

The Christ statue at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto stands clifftop in the oceanfront community of Flatrock, Newfoundland.
The Christ statue at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto stands clifftop in the oceanfront community of Flatrock, NL.

Religious icons are mounted atop large rocks atop the cliff at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock, NL.
Religious icons are mounted atop large rocks atop the cliff at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock, NL.

An outcrop housing one of the statues of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto has a rusty appearance due to deposits of mineral salts.
A rusty coating of mineral deposits coats the top of the rocky cliffs where the statues of Our Lady of Lourdes stand.

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Sandra Murray, author of Newfoundland Travel Blog and owner of Murray House Vacation Home in Pouch Cove, NL.
Sandra Murray, author of Newfoundland Travel Blog and owner of Murray House Vacation Home in Pouch Cove, NL.


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