Cooks Creek, Manitoba, Canada: Largest Lourdes Grotto in ManitobaIn the years leading up to the 100th anniversary of the Miracle at Lourdes, a number of Manitoba priests built replicas of the famous French grotto. This one, engineered by father Philip Ruh and completed after his death, is easily the largest.
- Cooks Creek Rd, Cooks Creek, MB, Canada
- On the east side of Cooks Creek Rd/Hwy 212, just north of Zora Rd and the Immaculate Conception Church.
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It's in the middle of nowhere. Quite secluded for those who want to meditate.[Rob, 04/02/2012]
Started in 1954 for the 100th anniversary of the miracle site in France, Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto was a project of the adjacent Roman Catholic church's father Philip Ruh. The anniversary would've been 1958, and by 1962, when the priest died, it still hadn't been completed. The cave-like structure, made of cement shaped to look like rocks was ultimately finished and is the province's largest Lourdes Grotto replica.