A Sanctuary of Peace for All People
On May 29, 1924, three thousand people gathered for the first Mass and Dedication of the Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (The Grotto). At the blessing, Archbishop Alexander Christie offered this prayer:
"Let this be a sanctuary of peace for all peoples of the earth, and surely in this day a sanctuary is needed. Torn with differences, strife, and grief, the world needs sanctuary where the human spirit can seek peace and consolation."
Almost 100 years later, The Grotto remains a sanctuary of peace for everyone.
All are welcome at The Grotto.