In 1882 a grotto with a life-size statue of the Virgin Mary with the Rosary was built in the church of Nettinne .
In 1896 an iron Madonna of the Rosary was erected on the present site , forming a natural area surrounded by a large rock . Permission was later granted to celebrate mass twice a year, on August 15 and the first Sunday in October . These are still being produced.
July 31, 1989, first church wedding in the cave.
Source: Willem Vandenameele
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