A Place of Sanctuary
Bringing The Grotto to You
Daily Spiritual Reflections

Click here for reflections and prayers, based on the day's Gospel reading, provided by Fr. Don Siple, OSM, Rector of The Grotto.

Video Messages and Prayers

Click here to view special messages and prayers from Fr. Richard Boyle, OSM, recorded in The Grotto Monastery.

"Bringing The Grotto to You" Series

We will continue to share a piece of The Grotto with you each day until Masses resume and our gardens open. We hope this feature brings you joy. May you, too, experience the peace our visitors and pilgrims encounter in the spiritual and natural beauty of our holy sanctuary.

Please share our emails with friends and family. Help spread the word that The Grotto is here, and we are looking forward to the glorious day when we can reopen our gates to all.
Day 13: St. Peregrine Shrine
St. Peregrine Shrine (1974)

This mosaic was erected in the spring of 1974 and dedicated during the 50th Anniversary celebration at The Grotto.
Servite Saint Peregrine Laziosi (1265-1345)

St. Peregrine labored as a brother in the Order of Servants of Mary (Servites). At age 60 he was diagnosed with cancer of the leg brought on by many years of disciplined prayer while standing, resulting in varicose veins which became ulcerous.

On the night before the scheduled amputation of his leg, Peregrine dragged himself to the foot of the cross in the community chapter room and fell into a deep trance-like sleep. Upon waking, he discovered that his leg was completely cured.

Peregrine continued his work with the poor and all who came to him in need. He experienced the forgiveness and mercy of God in his life and sought to share it with others.

When he died in 1345 he was already being revered as a saint. He was officially canoninzed in 1726, and is considered the patron of those who suffer from cancer, AIDS and other serious and life-threatening diseases.

His Feast Day is May 4.
St. Peregrine's Role Today

The lesson of St. Peregrine's life is not to promise miraculous cures; he is simply the one who placed his life and conerns in the loving care of a merciful and forgiving God.

He knew that the Lord was with him through all the trials of life.

St. Peregrine's trust in God can be a model for us in dealing with the pain, sickness and crosses of our lives.
St. Peregrine Ministry at The Grotto

The St. Peregrine ministry at The Grotto was established to help bring hope, strength and consolation to those facing serious diseases in their lives. We are committed to sharing the comfort and spiritual healing of Jesus to all who come here in need.
St. Peregrine Mass

A monthly Mass and blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine is offered on the first Saturday of every month at 12 noon.

It is a celebration of hope, comfort and encouragement: God loves us and forgives our sins; God will not abandon us in our time of need; God invites us to make peace with one another just as God has made peace with us.

At the Mass, the Blessing of St. Peregrine for the Sick is available to the chronically or seriously ill and to the frail. All intentions received at the St. Peregrine Shrine are included in the petitions of the Mass.
In the warm months, the monthly Mass is held outdoors in The Grotto Plaza.
Prayer for the Sick of the World
through the Intercession of St. Peregrine

Graciously hear the prayers which we present O God, to you in honor of St. Peregrine, your beloved servant and patron of those suffering from life-threatening diseases.

Grant that we may receive help in our needs through the intercession of him whose life was so pleasing to you. Hear us in the name of Christ, our Lord.

Free to All

The St. Peregrine Shrine is located on the lower level at The Grotto. There is no admission fee to visit the lower level; it is free to all throughout the year.
Hymn to St. Peregrine

Great the virtues which he showed,
He whose brow with glory glowed,
When God’s Mother gave him grace
‘Mid her own to find his place.

To the cross he firmly clung,
Wept the wounds that Jesus wrung,
Mary’s Sorrows fired his heart,
Till he shared her bitter smart.

Herald he of words that win
Hardened sinners back from sin,
Robber bands he drew by love,
Suppliants of heaven above.

Did the poor his bounty crave,
Largess beyond hope he gave;
For, at once at Jesus’ touch,
Scanty food was turned to much.

He, whatever pains oppressed,
Never laid him down to rest;
Standing, fasting, worked for God,
He in Jesus’ footsteps trod.

When his limb in peril stood,
Christ, in pity, from the rood
Readied his hand and all the wound
Healed, the flesh grew sweet and sound.

Glory, laud, and honor be
To Three in One and One in Three
May his servant aid to bring
Us to heaven to see the King.

St. Perergrine Guild

To request a St. Peregrine Guild enrollment, click here .

For more information about St. Peregrine, click here .

Light a Candle at The Grotto

Purchase a candle to be lighted at The Grotto. Your candle will burn for seven days in the outdoor cradles by The Grotto. Your support will help The Grotto continue its ministry through this difficult time. Click here to purchase
The Grotto Gift Shop

The Grotto Gift Shop has numerous St. Peregrine items available. The online shop is open during our closure.

If you do not see an item in our online shop which you would like to purchase, feel free to contact our director of retail sales by clicking here .
The Series

We hope you are enjoying our daily feature A Place of Sanctuary: Bringing The Grotto to You.

Day 1: St. Francis of Assisi
Day 2: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
Day 3: St. Anne's Chapel
Day 4: St. Joseph's Grove
Day 5: The Marilyn Moyer Meditation Chapel
Day 6: Spring in the Garden
Day 7: Our Lady's Grotto
Day 8: St. Jude Thaddeus
Day 9: Statue of Mary, Our Mother
Day 10: The Pollinator Garden
Day 11: St. Philip Benizi's Retreat
Day 12: Pathways of The Grotto
Today: St. Peregrine Shrine
Tomorrow: The Servites
The Grotto
The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

NE 85th & Sandy Blvd.
Portland, Oregon