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 Message
View a special message and prayer from Fr. Richard Boyle, OSM.

Recorded outside the Monastery at The Grotto.

"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. Please share our emails with friends and family. Help spread the word that The Grotto is here, and looking forward to the glorious day when we can reopen our gates.
Day 23: The Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Sacred Heart Statue (1951)

Arms outstretched in welcome, this statue of Jesus has stood near the entrance to our sanctuary greeting visitors since 1951. The original statue was replaced in 1969.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a reminder of the warmth and humanness of Jesus.
Prayers to pay tribute to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The following prayers pay tribute to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, all with the desire that our hearts should become one with His. They are good for praying in devotion to our Lord’s Sacred Heart. This devotion is a great way to “bond” with Jesus with love and trust for His blessings.

Hail, Sacred Heart of Jesus

Hail, Sacred Heart of Jesus, living and strengthening source of eternal life, infinite treasury of the divinity, burning furnace of divine love. You are my refuge and my sanctuary. My loving Savior, consume my heart in that burning fire with which Your own is inflamed. Pour into my soul those graces which flow from Your love.
Let my heart be so united with Yours that our wills may be one, and that my will in all things be conformed with Yours.
May Your Will be the guide and rule of my desires and of my actions.
Prayer to the Sacred Heart

O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and am sorry for causing pain to your Heart by my sins. Today I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure, and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in all my daily needs, your blessings on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. I place my every care within the safety of your Most Sacred Heart. In every need let me come to you with humble trust saying, Heart of Jesus, help me.
A much smaller Sacred Heart of Jesus statue is located near the Monastery. Be sure to view Fr. Richard's video , which was recorded by this statue.
St. John Cardinal Newman's Prayer to the Sacred Heart

This prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus comes from St. John Cardinal Henry Newman, a renowned 19th century convert to Catholicism from Anglicanism, who wrote extensively about our faith. Appropriately enough, St. Cardinal Newman chose as his motto on his coat of arms when he became Cardinal in 1879 the phrase "Cor ad cor loquitur", which is Latin for “Heart speaks unto heart”, reflecting his desires expressed beautifully below.

Prayer to the Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Most Sacred, most loving Heart of Jesus, You are concealed in the Holy Eucharist, and You beat for us still. Now, as then, You say: “With desire I have desired.” I worship You with all my best love and awe, with fervent affection, with my most subdued, most resolved will. For a while You take up Your abode within me. O make my heart beat with Your Heart! Purify it of all that is earthly, all that is proud and sensual, All that is hard and cruel, of all perversity, of all disorder, 4 of all deadness. So fill it with You, that neither the events of the day, nor the circumstances of the time, may have the power to ruffle it; but that only in Your love, it may have peace.
Welcome and Hospitality

The statue seems to say to visitors ,"Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you." Matthew 11:28

The Servite Friars foster that same spirit of welcome and hospitality at The Grotto. (The Grotto is a ministry of the Order of Friar Servants of Mary.) All are welcome to come to our beautiful sanctuary, perfectly suited for solitude, peace and prayer.

The Servite Friars are available for a chat or to bless items most days of the week. You can check with the receptionist at the Visitor Center to connect.

To learn more about the Servites and their ministries at The Grotto, go to our website by clicking here .
Fr. Richard Boyle, OSM, greets visitors at Easter.
Fr. Don Siple, OSM, is the Rector of The Grotto.
Welcome Everyone

The Grotto invites you, wherever you are, to pilgrimage to The Grotto. Here you will find the loving embrace of God in Nature.
A History of Welcome

The Grotto has been welcoming visitors for almost 100 years. We look forward to our centennial celebration in 2024.

We hope to see you all very soon.
The Grotto Gift Shop

The Grotto Gift Shop is open for curbside pick-up or online shipping during our closure. Check out our new  Curbside Shopping  page on our website.

We can arrange curbside pick-up before Easter!

If you do not see an item in our online shop which you would like to purchase, or you would like to arrange a curbside pick-up, contact our director of retail sales by  clicking 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.

Mass Enrollment Cards
Perpetual Enrollment in The Grotto’s Guild of Masses and Prayer honors yourself, your family or your loved ones, and provides support for The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

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
Day 13: St. Peregrine Shrine
Day 14: The Servites
Day 15: Here Light Shines
Day 16: The Peace Garden
Day 17: Dambana
Day 18: Looking Up
Day 19: Feast of Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross
Day 20: The Rose Garden
Day 21: Palm Sunday, The Christus Garden
Day 22: Crosses and Crucifixes
Today: Sacred Heart Statue
Tomorrow: Angels of The Grotto
The Grotto
The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

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