That Remarkable Photo from the Grotto at Notre Dame (Part 1)

Thoughts from the Side of the House...

Introduction:What began very simply and quietly has now developed into an ongoing story that just keeps going. Originally, this was the only post I expected to write on this photo. But as events have unfolded, the story has required several additional entries. So for ease of reading, I have now numbered them so new readers can read them in order. I had no expectations when I initially posted the photo on December 11, 2016. I wrote this blog post about a week later because the interest was overwhelming me and I needed a place to send everyone to read the story. Beyond anything I could imagine, this blog has received 250,000+ hits from 170+ countries. That I know. From what I can tell, I estimate that the photo itself has been viewed over 750,000 times on social media where it went so crazy viral that I can no longer keep track.

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Posted on August 23, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. thank you for sharing that Sarah– the photo alone—of just a lone student deep in prayer oblivious to being snowed upon is enough in itself, but the aura that rests above him is in a word…. overwhelming….

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  2. Thanks for sharing this, but….does anyone else see a face in there besides me???? Just wondering. Look at the top of the cloud and there is a head and face there and looks as if arms are folded. Just wondering??? God Bless, SR

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    • Hi SR, I’ve read most of the articles on the blog associated with this photo and, I assure you, you are not the only one who sees a head and so on. I recommend going to the blog to read the remarkable stories there, including the story about another amazing photograph (this time of a waterfall). God bless you too. 🙂


  3. As Voltaire wrote: Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. – This is an insightful post, Sarah. Thanks for sharing.


    • Thanks Jo. 🙂 I’m simply passing on something that was too good not to share. There is a lot more interesting stuff on that blog (Thoughts from the Side of the House) if you’d like to take a closer look.


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