Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
Do you want a unique Lenten season? There is a place in the city of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, where thousands of devotees every Holy Week gather to visit the 14 Stations of the Cross depicting the passion and death of Jesus Christ. There is also a statue of Jesus Christ inside a cave.
The cathedral is a replica of the Church of Lourdes in France. It was built as a sign of gratitude and belief of an ordinary Filipino who had cancer and was healed by his faith in Our Lady of Lourdes. When he came back to the Philippines, he shared what God has given to him – new hope and new life – with people who are sick, desperate, and misguided.
For many Filipinos, it has been a devotion to visit the grotto during Holy Week. They believe that the water from the “miracle spring” can heal some diseases and wash away sins if you offer prayers to Our Lady of Lourdes.