Road Trip: Cullman, Alabama

Cullman is a city with about 14,000 people in northern Alabama farm country.  Cullman hosts a monument to beauty built out of the ordinary:  Ave Maria Grotto. Ave Maria Grotto is in an old quarry on the grounds of Saint Bernard Abbey.  It is the life’s work of Brother Joseph Zoettl, a Benedictine monk who built miniatures of religious monuments in his spare time. Brother Joseph was…

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