Reid Duffy Chronicles. In this episode, Reid Duffy reports on the Grotto on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. A place for personal reflection and prayer, the Grotto has been a spiritual haven on the campus of the University of Notre Dame since 1896. Mary Pat Beal, the author of "Grotto Stories" is featured in this segment, and her book contains a compilation of letters and memories of this sacred location. This video is from Episode 5, Segment 2 of the Reid Duffy Chronicles. Original air date was 1996. Reid Duffy is an Indianapolis newscaster reporting for WNDY TV, and previous to that worked as an on-air personality for the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, WRTV 6 News.