St. Peters Basilica

St. Peters Basilica
The Ave Maria Grotto - Cullman, Alabama

Photograph by Eric Shindelbower

St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, one of Brother Joseph's most famous miniatures, was constructed in 1954.  Brother Joe began it by using an old bird cage to form the huge dome.  Standing over the tomb of the Apostle Peter, the first Pope, the Basilica is the largest church in the world, covering four acres and holding 70,000 people.*


Carmel of Lisieux

Carmel of Lisieux - France
The Ave Maria Grotto - Cullman, Alabama

Photograph by Eric Shindelbower

 


St Bernard Abbey Gallery               Subject Gallery

Credits:
* Excerpted from A Self Guided Tour Of The Ave Maria Grotto by Father Aloysius Plaisance, OSB., Ph.D.  Used by permission of The Ave Maria Grotto.     http://www.avemariagrotto.com/

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