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Kathy DiCesare takes an emotional tour through the Knotted Grotto with her grandchildren.

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Kathy DiCesare came with her grandchildren from South Philadelphia to tour the Knotted Grotto outside the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul.
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"We all need prayer," Kathy DiCesare, of South Philadelphia, said after she helped her grandson Logan, 18 months, and granddaughter Sienna, 6, tie their prayers at the Knotted Grotto.
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Inside The Knotted Grotto, messages of love and hope hang outside the Cathedral.
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The symbolism, a volunteer at the Grotto explained to people who streamed in to write intentions on Wednesday, is that at times, "you can't undo your own knots" and need support from others.
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Pope Francis is expected to bless the thousands of intentions written in different languages and tied at the grotto during his visit this weekend.
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