The Sanctuary was wanted by the Bishop of Belluno - Feltre, Mons. Maffeo Ducoli, in order to offer a religious service to Nevegal tourists and to gather the pilgrims with a special devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes.
The Sanctuary project was made by the architect Eugenio Abruzzini from Roma, helped by the engineers Vincenzo Barcelloni Corte and Siro Andrich, both from Belluno.
The building firm that built the sanctuary was Improviter from Sedico, in the province of Belluno, in collaboration with other firms.
The first steps, with projects and preparation, are dated back to the beginning of 90s, while the laying of the foundation-stone took place 21 march 1992. The solemn inauguration was 30 July 1994 with the opening of the church to the cult.
The Atmosphere you breathe inside the sanctuary is very suggestive. Strong is the call of the Holy Virgin that, with her mantle hugs all men and the pilgrims who come here to pray. The Sanctuary gather works of well-known contemporary sculptors, mosaics of the Spilimbergo school and Veneto ceramics. Since the day of the Consecration of the Temple, 1 May 1995, and increasing number of pilgrims, devotes and visitors has visited the Sanctuary.
The sacred structure consists of the Church, the great portico, the Chpel of the Blessed Sacrament and of the Reconciliation, the meeting room, the Grotto of the Immaculate, the Rosary Chapels, the Via Crucis, the house of the people who works there, facilities and car parks.