The mission of the Grotto of the Redemption is to present in stone the whole story of the fall of woman and man, our Divine redemption through Christ, and Mary's presence in the redemption process. As Father Dobberstein commented, "If your messages are carved in stone they are well nigh imperishable." This is the outstanding feature of the Grotto. Our purpose is to preserve that imperishability and see that the Grotto of the Redemption will continue to tell its edifying story long after the builder has laid down his trowel. We strive to fulfill Father Dobberstein's concept of open access to the Grotto for all who come seeking inspiration, spiritual renewal and a strengthening of their faith.