Ave Maria Grotto
Cullman, Alabama, 2004
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The Ave Maria Grotto is a beautifully landscaped, four-acre park designed to provide
a natural setting for the 125 miniature reproductions of some of the most famous historic
buildings and shrines of the world. The masterpieces of stone and concrete are the lifetime
work of Brother Joseph Zoettl, a Benedictine monk of St. Bernard Abbey.

Begun as a hobby, with various materials he could find, and infinite patience and a
remarkable sense of symmetry and proportion, Brother Joseph re-created some of the
greatest edifices of all time. The official site is found at: Ave Maria Grotto

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