This depiction of the tomb of Christ and his ascension, is typical of the rooms in the grotto. The rocks are carefully placed to draw attention to the main scene. and add great beauty to the view.
We learned that all the rocks used in the grotto were collected by the Father from locations all over the world. During the cold winter, he would work at polishing them, sorting them and getting ready for the warmer summer when grotto construction took place. At the same time, he worked with the parish, started a Catholic school and helped build a new church. An amazing man!
One had to look carefully in each nook and room since there were surprises everywhere. For example, in the ceiling of this room, there were many angels looking down. The different colors seen in the room are the result of different minerals and rocks arranged in carefully designed patterns.