Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos

Our cake hunting this weekend to us out to Pacific, MO, to the Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos. The rock sculptures and mosaics are beautiful, and even more amazing when you learn that they were all created by one Franciscan monk, Bronislaus Luszcz.

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There are several grottos along the walk, including a St. Joseph grotto and a Gethsemane grotto.

There is also a Nativity grotto, which is part of a larger Nativity walk.

I discovered a small Mother’s Sanctuary, with a beautiful fountain and a statue of Mary.

This was a beautiful, peaceful place that we never would have heard of, much less visited, if it hadn’t been for Cakeway to the West!

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