Fr. Benny de Guzman, SJ blessed the shrine on Sunday, 29 March 2009. He also blessed the holy water font, which has flowing water and a plaque in white marble with the words of the Sign of the Cross, a reminder to all that the Lourdes Grotto is a sacred site and at the foot of the hill begins the pilgrimage up the hill.
The gravel washout floor enhances the space and so does the wrought iron grille surrounding the image of the Sagrada Familia.
These improvements on the grotto implement a master plan for a major overhaul of the Lourdes Grotto in preparation for its centennial in 2013. Funds came from voluntary contributions by generous donors. Voluntary donations are welcome, please contact:
Mirador Jesuit Villa,
Mirador Hill 2600 Baguio City, P.O. Box 143, Baguio City
Telephone: +63-74 300-4789; mobile; +63-0917 607-1392
Please make all checks in the name of Mirador Jesuit Villa or Mision de la Compania de Jesus