Ave Maria Grotto at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama. The 125+ miniature shrines pictured in the movie are the life's work of Brother Joseph Zoettl, a Benedictine Monk of the Abbey. Please note that there is a misprint in the dates for the life of Brother Zoettl. The correct dates should be 1878-1971.
Opt for antique limestone or reproduction cast-concrete mantels to introduce a sense of age to Tuscan, Spanish, and French interiors. A distressed patina, raised motifs, and crown molding details make this memorable mantel pop from its similarly glazed backdrop, a stony slab that amplifies the structure's visual impact and physical presence.