The Good Friday Well
As many regular readers will remember, on Good Friday afternoon this past year, a dormant spring suddenly began gushing over 100 gallons/minute of fresh spring water.
This spring had once been the source of water for a wading pool used by the Sisters of The Precious Blood in the course of their Kneipp water treatments. The same year the sisters decided to sell the property (1976), the spring dried up and did not flow again until this past Good Friday when it erupted back to life in a big way. The flow of water was so great, it soon overflowed the capacity of the existing drains and began flowing down the hillside creating a second waterfall on the property.
Today, the water is flowing at an even faster rate of 140 gallons/minute and is causing the water at the top of the well to shoot 10 inches above the water line. It is really something to see. In addition to this, the spring that provides the water for the scenic waterfall leading to Holy Family Hill has doubled in its volume too! The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has no explanation for these events to be happening.
This is the water that recent visitors have been collecting and taking with them in gallon jugs and drinking water bottles. It is conveniently located just off the main driveway leading into the facility. Come thirsty. Leave refreshed!