Cave of Candles
Notre Dame's Grotto / by Dorothy V. Corson

Photo Credits

Many of these photographs were taken by contemporary photographers who graciously gave us permission to use them to illustrate this story. If you wish to use any of these photographs please contact the photographer.

Title Page
- Candles -- © Ed Ballotts / Courtesy South Bend Tribune

Preface
- Pink Tulips Grotto Scene -- © David C. Berta
- Purple Flowers -- Courtesy Dorothy Corson

Contents
- Summer Grotto -- by L. K. Dunn, Courtesy Notre Dame Photography

Trail
- Main Building in the Snow -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Oldest 1896 Grotto in Sepia -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Wooded Dell -- © Bro. Martinus Bombardier C.S.C., Midwest Province
- McDonald Studio Sketch -- Courtesy Congregation of Holy Cross Indiana Province Archives Center
- Oldest Photograph of 1896 Grotto Dedication (Minims) -- Courtesy South Bend Tribune, copy from University of Notre Dame Archives

Chapter 1
-Kids at the Grotto -- 1913
- Our Lady on the Dome in the Fall -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Winter Log Chapel by the Lake -- © Robert F. Ringel
- St. Mary's Lake in the Wintertime -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Ducks at St. Mary's Lake -- © Dorothy V. Corson
- St. Mary's Island in St. Mary's Lake (Columba Hall) -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Community Cemetery in the Summertime -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Replica of St.Severa, martyred as a young girl -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Old College, oldest building on campus -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Bernadette the Shepherdess -- Watercolor by Hoffbauer from Lourdes: Yesterday, To-day and To-morrow by Daniel Barbé
- Engraving of Lourdes Church -- A Month at Lourdes by Hugh Caraher
- Portiuncula Chapel -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- The Pieta by Ivan Mestrovic -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Ave Maria 1866, Frontispiece and Title Page -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- First Church & 1866 Main Building -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Present Main Building -- © Robert F. Ringel

Chapter 2
- Basilica of the Sacred Heart, cornerstone laid 1871 -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Interior of Sacred Heart Basilica -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Rosary Church and Grotto -- Les Grandes Guerisons DeLourdes by D. Bo§ssarie
- Statues in Lourdes Hall at St. Mary's -- by Dorothy V. Corson
- Close-up of Blessed Virgin statue in Lourdes Hall -- by Dorothy V. Corson
- Rev. Auguste Lemonnier, C.S.C. -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Lady Chapel Ceiling -- © Robert F.Ringel
- Sanctuary Lamp (replica of one at Lourdes) -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Lourdes Stained Glass Window in Basilica -- © Steve Moriarity Courtesy Notre Dame Alumni Association
- Chapel of Loretto -- Courtesy Saint Mary's College Archives
- Star of pure silver above Statue of Blessed Virgin in Chapel of Loretto
- Sorin's Rescue at Sea -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Notre Dame as Seen from St. Mary's Lake -- © Robert F. Ringel

Chapter 3
- Sorin's 1878 Lourdes Grotto -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Sorin's Grotto before Chapels -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archvies
- The Riverbank in the Glen at St. Mary's in 1905 -- YesterYear in South Bend
- Painting of Mother Angela, C.S.C. -- Courtesy Saint Mary's College Archives
- Sorin in cape as young man -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Post Office Hitching Rings -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Close-up of Hitching Rings -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Sorin Statue, Main Building -- © Robert F. Ringel

Chapter 4
- Night crown and crescent -- The Dome, 1915
- Sacred Heart's Clock Tower -- © Robert F. Ringel
- 1879 Main Building Fire -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Main Building Restoration -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Main Building with Snow -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Snow Dome -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Student Waving from Dome -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Close-up of Dome exterior and statue -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Dome atrium and Gregori painting -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Close-up of inner Dome and painting -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Close-up of Our Lady Statue -- © Bill Mowle
- Crescent Moon and Serpent -- © Robert F. Ringel

Chapter 5
- The Missing Empress Eugenie Crown -- Empress Eugenie and her Circle by Antonine Barthez
- B. V. Crown / A Spire of Faith © Steve Moriarity -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Empress Eugenie -- From Recollections of Empress Eugenie -- by Pierre Marie Augustin Silon
- Basilica Interior and Lady Chapel -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Lourdes Painting in Basilica in color -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Madonna in the Lady Chapel -- © Robert Ringel
- Napoleon Crucifix / Spire of Faith © Steve Moriarity -- Courtesy Notre Dame Alumni Association
- Barrier at Lourdes -- Watercolor by Hoffbauer from Lourdes: Yesterday, To-day and To- morrow by Daniel Barbé
- Celebration at Lourdes -- -- Watercolor by Hoffbauer from Lourdes
- Bernadette / St. Bernadette -- by Leonard Von Matt, Courtesy Regnery Publishing
- Bernadette Casket / St. Bernadette -- by Leonard Von Matt, Courtesy Regnery Publishing
- Convent Chapel -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Carroll Hall across St. Mary's Lake -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Mother Mary of the Ascension -- from Pioneers and Builders Chronicles of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, 1841-1941-- Courtesy Sisters of the Holy Cross

Chapter 6
- 1916 Grotto Painting -- by Joseph P. Flynn, The Dome, 1916
- Sorin and statue on table -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Sorin Stained Glass Window -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Close-up Stained Glass Window -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Rev. Wm. Corby, C.S.C.-- Originator of the Grotto -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Notre Dame's Blue and Gold colors -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Rev. Thomas Carroll C.S.C.-- Grotto donor -- University of Notre Dame Archives
- Huge Bell in Church -- © Steve Moriarty, Courtesy UNDA
- Mary Kintz -- by Barbara Allison / CourtesySouth Bend Tritune

Chapter 7
- Talley House Sketch from 1875 Atlas -- Courtesy Hesburgh Library Rare Books & Special Collections
- White marble with words "thday Gift" on it -- ( c) by Robert F. Ringel
- Merritt Metras -- Courtesy of Sr. Helen Therese, C.S.C.
- Tally / O'Connor House on Juniper Road -- by Dorothy V. Corson
- Haney House / The Pie House -- The Dome, 1911
- Conyer's Cottage -- By Dorothy V. Corson
- Stained Glass / Spire of Faith © Steve Moriarity -- Courtesy Notre Dame Alumni Association

Chapter 8
- Builders of Grotto -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Holy Cross Cemetery -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Sullivan Cottage -- by Dorothy V. Corson
- 1916 Lake Painting -- by Joseph P. Flynn, The Dome 1916
- Swans on St. Mary's Lake -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Robert Braunsdorf Family -- Courtesy James Braunsdorf
- St. Stanislaus Grotto -- © Michael P. Kelly
- Copshaholm -- from Copshaholm, The Oliver Story by Joan Romine -- Courtesy Northern Indiana Historical Society
- Ivy covered Grotto -- © Bro. Martinus Bombardier, C.S.C. Midwest Province

Chapter 9
- 1896 Grotto Dedication (minims) -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Choir boys at the Grotto -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Backyard pump at Grotto -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- 1912 Grotto Postcard -- Courtesy Dorothy V. Corson -- University of Notre Dame Archives

Chapter 10
- Kilmer as Soldier -- From Joyce Kilmer by Robert C. Holliday
- Joggers on the lake path -- © Richard Stevens
- Autumn trees at St. Mary's Lake -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Sketch of Joyce Kilmer -- © Carolyn Jagodits
- Photograph of Painting of Mother Madeleva, C.S.C. -- by Robert F. Ringel
- Autumn trees on Notre Dame Campus -- © Robert F. Ringel
- St. Mary's Lake, the Dome, and Redbuds -- © Robert F. Ringel

Chapter 11
- Student Study Break in Tree -- © Jim Rider
- Legendary Sycamore in the Winter -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Tepees by Sr. Paraclita -- Courtesy Sisters of the Holy Cross
- Cedar Grove Cemetery in Fall -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Plaque on Stone in Cedar Grove Cemetery -- by Dorothy V. Corson
- Bro. Frederick -- Courtesy Indiana Province Archives Center
- Summer Sycamore -- © Greg A. Corson
- St. Mary's Lake "like a magic mirror" -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Summer Log Cabin -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Mrs. Coquillard -- Courtesy Northern Indiana Historical Society
- Chief Topinabee -- Courtesy Northern Indiana Historical Society
- Badin Engraving -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Badin documents -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Log Cabin, Old College and Lake -- © Robert F. Ringel
- "Clear water mirror of the lake. . ." -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Kids in Tree -- Courtesy Patrick Holmes Family

Chapter 12
- Niche in St. Mary's Glen -- By Dorothy V. Corson
- St. Angela's Island -- Courtesy Saint Mary's College Archives
- St. Angela's Island in the River -- The Dome, 1915
- Avenue of trees in the glen -- by Dorothy V. Corson
- The island today -- by Dorothy V. Corson
- Racing Boats ca 1870s -- Courtesy UNDA

Chapter 13
- A Little wooded Dell -- © Bro. Martinus Bombardier C.S.C., Midwest Province
- Grotto Statue and Fall Leaves -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Picture Rev. John O'Hara, C.S.C. -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Bernadette's statue at the Grotto -- © Robert F. Ringel
- One candle at the Grotto -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Fred Snite at Notre Dame Football Game -- Scholastic, 1946
- Snite Family -- Courtesy of Snite Museum
- Winter at the Grotto -- © Patrick C. Ryan
- View from cave of Grotto -- © Robert F. Ringel

Chapter 14
- Bernadette's first apparition at Lourdes -- Watercolor by Hoffbauer from Lourdes: Yesterday, To-day and To-morrow by Daniel Barbé
- Lourdes before the apparition -- Lourdes, Watercolor by Hoffbauer
- Lourdes March 28 apparition -- Lourdes, Watercolor by Hoffbauer
- Lourdes Rosary Church -- Lourdes, Watercolor by Hoffbauer
- Rosary Church Interior -- Lourdes, Watercolor by Hoffbauer
- Photograph of Henri Lasserre -- The Wonders of Massabielle at Lourdes by Rev. S Pruvost
- Young Bernadette -- St Bernadette Courtesy Regnery Publishing
- Processions at Lourdes --The Wonders of Massabielle at Lourdes by Rev. S Pruvost
- George Seaton signature -- Courtesy Saint Mary's College Archives
- Young Bernadette -- St Bernadette Courtesy Regnery Publishing
- Statue of Blessed Virgin at Notre Dame Grotto -- © Jennifer Jones
- Lourdes Basilica, Grotto and Gave River -- Lourdes: Les Guerisons by Prosper Gustave Boissarie

Chapter 15
- Student and black stone -- © Luke Woods and Mark Pledger --The Dome 1993
- Grotto sketch, Seniors Last Visit -- © Kathleen Mapes Turner '95
- Dome Reliquary / Dome of Learning -- Courtesy Notre Dame Alumni Association
- Black Stone at Grotto -- by Joseph Wentland, Courtesy Our Sunday Visitor
- Student Praying at Black Stone --Scholastic, 1958
- Notre Dame Grotto in autumn -- by L. K. Dunn, Courtesy Notre Dame Photography

Chapter 16
- Summer Grotto / Hesburgh Tree -- by L. K. Dunn, Courtesy Notre Dame Photography
- Dr. Thomas Dooley -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- House With Three Flags -- © Col. Richard E.Lochner
- St. Stanislaus Grotto -- © Michael P. Kelly
- Rudy at Hesburgh Library Penthouse -- Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives
- Summer Gathering at the Grotto -- © Rev. Wm. Blum, C.S.C.
- Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C. -- Courtesy Notre Dame Photography
- Hesburgh at the Grotto -- by L. K. Dunn, Courtesy Notre Dame Photography
- Grotto Painting with Bro. Rod -- © Franklin McMahon
- Bro. Cosmas on bench -- The Dome, 1990

Chapter 17
- Student praying after Fire -- by Joe Raymond / CourtesySouth Bend Tribune
- 1985 Grotto Fire -- by Ed Ballotts / Courtesy South Bend Tribune
- Autumn at the Grotto -- © David C. Berta
- Lighting a Candle of Hope -- © Meredith Salisbury
- Dooley's Statue at Grotto -- © Paul Wieber / Courtesy Campus Ministry
- Summertime Grotto -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Flowers and Candles at the Grotto -- © Robert F. Ringel
- Sunrise over St. Mary's Lake -- © Rev. Wm. Blum, C.S.C. enlargements available in five sizes with proceeds going to benefit Holy Cross Missions. To order-contact: Father James T. Rahilly C.S.C., P.O. Box 543, Notre Dame, In 46556 Phone: (219) 631-5477.
- Rainbow over the Grotto -- © Richard L. Spicer

Keystone
- Wm. Buckles, Builder of St. Stanislaus -- Courtesy Buckles Family
- Rev. Sigmund Jankowski, C.S.C. -- Courtesy Indiana Province Archives Center
- St. Stanislaus Grotto -- © Michael P. Kelly

Photo Credits
- St. Mary's Lake at Notre Dame © Robert F. Ringel.

Notre Dame Chronological Chart
- Log Chapel at Notre Dame © Robert F. Ringel.


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