The Holy Spirit is often depicted as a dove, based on the account of the Holy Spirit descending like a dove on Jesus at his baptism.
The book of Acts describes the Holy Spirit descending on the apostles at Pentecost in the form of a wind and tongues of fire resting over the apostles' heads. Based on the imagery in that account, the Holy Spirit is sometimes symbolized by a flame.
Here at The Grotto, the Holy Spirit is represented as a dove both in paintings and sculpture.
30 Seconds of Peace
Look up toward the Upper Gardens from outside the Chapel of Mary.
The Grotto Gift Shop
Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Grotto Gift Shop carries a great collection of items for Graduation and Father's Day, along with a vast array of jewelry, home decor, accessories, books, rosaries and greeting cards.