The Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield was constructed 50 years ago fashioned as a replica of the Lourdes Grotto in France. It is located on 170 acres of wooded land. The Grotto is complemented by a newly renovated and restored Way of the Cross that winds its way through the hillside overlooking the grotto. Shrines to St. Joseph and St. Jude help make this a inspirational place of prayer. The Shrine has been a ministry of the Montfort Missionaries since 1958. This is a place of prayer, peace and celebration for all people. Fresh lunches and snacks are served in the Grotto Cafe and are reasonably priced. Or, bring your own picnic lunch. Grotto Gift Shop offers a wide selection of religious articles and gifts. Open daily until Dec. 23 from 10:30-4:30, Jan.-Feb., Sat. and Sun. 10:30-4:30.