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Pope John Paul II Visited This Simple Gem

In the stunning inlet of Flatrock, a unique replica to Our Lady of Lourdes in Portugal. Pope John... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
J R M
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Vaughan, Canada
Worth a stroll through

Situated on a cliff in Flatrock, this place is not only beautiful, but quite peaceful. It certainly... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
ASeenath
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Durham, United Kingdom
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27 Jul 2018
“Pope John Paul II Visited This Simple Gem”
20 Jul 2018
“Worth a stroll through”
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

In the stunning inlet of Flatrock, a unique replica to Our Lady of Lourdes in Portugal. Pope John Paul II visited here and blessed the fisherman's boats in the bay. Flatrock can be found when you take Wind Gap Road off the main highway. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J R M
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Situated on a cliff in Flatrock, this place is not only beautiful, but quite peaceful. It certainly adds to the beauty of the Flatrock landscape.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Built on a cliff in Flatrock, this attraction is stunning by its beauty and significance. Pleased to have seen this site

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SandraPhil2017
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Our visit to the grotto was not a disappointment. It is beautiful, spiritual, and very well worth the visit to this picturesque spot at Flatrock. We arrived just before sunset so the light was amazing, beautiful outdoor stations of the cross as well as the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Louanne C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Not being Catholic or even religious I wasn't sure if this would be our thing, but we stopped anyway. It's tastefully done and peaceful and then we visited the nearby modern church which is worth a look.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Julie P
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The grotto is a must stop for a moment of prayer and reflection overlooking Newfoundland's beauty. It is an impressive grotto carved into the rock where one can pray the stations of the cross or take a moment to pray where St. John Paul II...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Rosebud93
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We went here during Spring and there was still snow on the ground. A good pilgrimage area for Catholics who visit St Johns.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank betty l
Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you're Catholic and a fan of Pope John Paul II, this place is a must-visit. He visited the grotto as part of his Canada trip in the 80s. It is not as grandiose as other Catholic grottos elsewhere in the world but I guess...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank gboi77
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a beautiful Grotto fashioned after the one in Lourdes, France. It is the largest grotto of its kind east of Montreal. It is located in Flatrock in a rock wall beside St. Michael Catholic Church. The grotto overlooks a scenic cove. This is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jzjsolo
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This is a beautiful grotto located in a rock wall beside St. Michael Cattholic Church in Flatrock, Nfld. The grotto overlooks a scenic cove on the coast. It is a tribute to the Catholic faith in this community. The grotto is fashioned after Lourdes and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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