Grotto of The Redemption in West Bend, Iowa
"Grotto of The Redemption"
After a a very bad illness as young man, Father Paul Dobberstein promised The Virgin Mary if he survived, he would built her a shrine.
He was ordinaed in 1898, he was sent to West Bend, Iowa. After collecting rocks and precious stones, he begin the Grotto of the Redemption in 1912. He continued building until his death in 1954. The work was continued by Father Louis Greving until 1994. Work and Maintenance continues.