The middle of last month at Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, they held the dedication of the statue of Brother Joseph, so we went to see it. They were also showing off the renovation and addition of the visitors’ center:
It’s *so* nice inside. They carry honey that the Brothers harvest, plus candles from their candlemaking shop at the Abbey. Of course they have a huge selection of rosaries and books etc etc etc.
I love taking the boys here and one nice thing is that they are now doing family memberships so that you can pay a yearly fee for unlimited admissions.
This is the new statue of Brother Joseph that Ira Chaffin made:
After we left the grotto, we took the boys to see the small chapel closeby: