Euclid, Ohio: Blessed Garden Hose WaterIt runs over the feet of an especially venerated Virgin Mary statue. Also here: the world's largest rosary.
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine
- 21281 Chardon Rd, Euclid, OH
- Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine. On US 6/Chardon Rd just east of its intersection with US 20/Euclid Ave. On the north side.
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The National Shrine and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, maintained by the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity, is on a hill directly off of Chardon Rd. in Euclid (it's not off of Euclid Ave. as my GPS had me believing).
The site houses a chapel (8:00 am mass on Sundays), seating for outdoor masses in the summer (9:30 am Sundays), a large rosary on Rosary Hill, outdoor Stations of the Cross, a dining room (they serve breakfast 10-11:30 am and dinner 12-3:30 pm on Sundays May-Oct.), a gift shop (open daily 10-4:30 pm, Wed. 10-7 pm, Sun. 8:45-5 pm), and of course the Shrine and Grotto.
I recommend the visit to every devotee. I greatly enjoyed mine due to the serene nature of the location. I even bottled up some of the water and hope to return some day![Yesenia, 08/03/2010]
Where Euclid and Chardon Rd. meet, there is an "Our Lady of Lourdes" grotto. Pilgrims from all over the world come here to collect water that runs out of a garden hose over the feet of a statue of the Blessed Virgin. Here you will find the world's largest rosary . Built on a hill, you can see an abandoned, beat up house in the center of the rosary.[Dutch Swanson, 02/06/1999]