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Closed 16/02/2022

raised of £1,000 target by 332 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,760 to Repair damage caused by fire and update current security systems

    Funded on Wednesday, 16th February 2022

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    Many have requested this justgiving to be set up online in response to the damage done to Carfin Grotto

    It has saddened us all at Carfin as we approach our centenary next year of the opening of the Grotto on October 1st 2022.

    Covid has reduced a lot of our annual intake by reducing pilgrimages so we are already on a tight budget before this attack.

    The fire was quite fierce and set deliberately by the piling of items together and setting them alight. The Lourdes memorial cave dedicated in 2009 by Bishop Perrier of Lourdes contains memorials to deceased relatives and provides a space for prayer.

    The iron candle stands have been completed melted and fire damaged and are unusable and some of the plaques have damage to their letters.

    We are waiting further info from police and we will need to do more security checks and structural checks to the cave, including lights and cables.

    We do not wish to close the current 24/7 access to the Grotto. It has been a place of prayer and solace for over 99 years. A welcome place to all. However we need to tighten security as we hear almost daily attacks, vandalism and damage to Catholic churches across Scotland. Catholics on the ground are concerned and believe more needs to be done at a national level



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      • Mater Ecclesiae

        Mater Ecclesiae

        Nov 2, 2021

        So sorry to hear of this damage to the shrine. Remembering you in our thoughts and prayer. God Bless and protect you all. The Sisters of Mater Ecclesiae, Walsingham.


      • Anonymous


        Oct 31, 2021

      • Sadie


        Oct 30, 2021

        Keep up good work

      • Anonymous


        Oct 29, 2021

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