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Replica of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto - San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 29° 28.061 W 098° 28.061
14R E 551612 N 3259920
Quick Description: The shrine is replicated on this Catholic university campus for worshipful reflection.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2014 2:49:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMKYZK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
Views: 5

Long Description:
Official Description: A replica of the shrine at Lourdes, France. Mary stands on the shelf of a grotto, with Bernadette kneeling below her and to her proper left. Mary's hands are clasped in prayer, with a rosary hanging from her proper right arm, she wears robes and a veil and stands beneath a large halo. Bernadette kneels with hands clasped in prayer, wearing robes and a veil. The grotto is surrounded by a fence.

Inscriptions:
(On halo above Mary) ECO SUM IMMACULATA CONCEPTIO [From Latin: I am the Immaculate Conception]
(on plaque on shelf where Mary stands) Statue donated by William C. Sullivan of San Antonio Tex. in memory of his dearly beloved mother Mrs. Daniel Sullivan
(On concrete block inside grotto) ALLEZ BOIRE A LA FONTAINE ET VOUS Y LAVEZ [From French: Go to drinking fountain and you will wash.]

TITLE: Replica of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

ARTIST(S): J. G. Bednarek

DATE: 1904

MEDIUM: Field stone and carved stone, partially painted

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS TX000677

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
University of the Incarnate Word 4301 Broadway San Antonio, Texas 78209 Northwest of most campus buildings. Near the (dry) San Antonio River.


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Still being maintained 110 years after being created.


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