Grotto of the Blessed Virgin

Tour the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin.

The Marian Grotto is located just west of St. Joan of Arc Chapel. It's free-standing and designed to engage with existing garden elements. The statue of the Virgin Mary is nestled into a landform, designed to offer a sheltered space for the statue and place for prayerful contemplation.

The idea for a grotto came after President Michael Lovell completed the 18-month Ignatian Colleagues Program based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

“My hope is that this grotto will serve as a special and sacred place of devotion, inspiration and prayer for Marquette students, faculty, alumni and staff for decades to come,” Lovell said.