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

A Triduum of Prayer for the Feast of St. Peregrine
Patron Saint of Cancer Patients and the Sick

Day Three: St. Peregrine Healed by the Crucified Christ

The Gospel shows us Jesus full of compassion for the sick. In St. Luke’s Gospel we read: “All those who had friends suffering from diseases of one kind or another brought them to him, and laying his hands on each he cured them” (Lk 4:40).

St. Peregrine, when sick, went to Jesus to be healed. By his faith he was graciously heard. Today, let us remember that marvelous healing, praying for our sick brothers and sisters.


Lord Jesus, look on our sick brothers and sisters who rely on you with confidence.

If you want, you can heal them, like you healed the leper; like you cured St. Peregrine, who, with confidence, relied on you, crucified for our salvation.

Lord, heal me that I may do your work and in peace, praise you forever.

You who live and reign for ever and ever.

F r. Don Siple, OSM, Rector of The Grotto
Homily for Good Shepherd Sunday
Fr. Richard Boyle, OSM, shares a homily for the fourth Sunday after Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday.
Recorded at The Grotto Monastery.

Bringing The Grotto to You

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.

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Day 49: Outdoor Mass at The Grotto
Celebrating Mass Outdoors

Amid the natural beauty of this outdoor cathedral, visitors from around the world come to celebrate Mass. The Grotto is the only place in the region that regularly celebrates Catholic Mass outdoors.

Under normal circumstances, the first outdoor Masses of the year begin the first Sunday in May (today). We hope it won't be long before we can invite everyone back to join us in celebration.
Since the Beginning

Since 1924, when The Grotto was founded, Mass has been celebrated in The Grotto Plaza, in front of Our Lady's Grotto.
Mass Schedule

The Grotto celebrates Mass every day of the year. In the warmer months, the Sunday noon Mass, the monthly St. Peregrine Mass, and some special liturgies are celebrated outside.

At this time, we are unsure when Masses will resume. Please keep checking bak for more information. We will post it to our website, thegrotto.org and send information in an email once we know more.
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.

A Prayer for Outdoor Mass

Almighty and ever-loving God, you called and gathered a people.
We gather to celebrate The Mass - Holy Eucharist - Thanksgiving.
With gratitude, we celebrate your love given to us in the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus.
Here in this outdoor sanctuary we are surrounded by the beauty of your creation.
A gentle breeze ... birds joining their song to ours.
Here in this gathering are my brothers and sisters from many cultures and places.
May each of us leave this place renewed: a more fervent and faithful follower of your Son Jesus.
Above: Cantor Brian Haskins. Below: Lector Judy Puttman.
Special Outdoor Liturgies

Throughout the year, there are special liturgies which are held outside, such as the Feast of the Assumption in August, with a candlelight rosary procession ...
... and the Blessing of the Animals on the third Sunday in July.
The Monthly St. Peregrine Mass

A monthly Mass and blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine is celebrated at The Grotto on the first Saturday of the month at 12 noon. In the warm weather months, the Mass is celebrated outside.

To learn more about St. Peregrine and the St. Peregrine Mass, stay tuned to tomorrow's installment of "Bringing The Grotto to You." As it will be May 4, we will be celebrating the Feast of St. Peregrine.
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.

The Grotto Gift Shop

The Grotto Gift Shop is open for curbside pick-up or online shipping during our closure.

If you do not see what you are looking for, feel free to contact our director of retail operations by  clicking here .
Mother's Day Shopping

Looking for something for Mother's Day? How about a Gift Certificate to The Grotto Gift Shop? They are available online or for curbside pickup.
The Series

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

Week 1
St. Francis of Assisi
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
St. Anne's Chapel
St. Joseph's Grove
The Marilyn Moyer Meditation Chapel
Spring in the Garden
Our Lady's Grotto

Week 2
St. Jude Thaddeus
Statue of Mary, Our Mother
The Pollinator Garden
St. Philip Benizi's Retreat
Pathways of The Grotto
St. Peregrine Shrine
The Servites

Week 3
Here Light Shines
The Peace Garden
Looking Up
Feast of Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross
The Rose Garden
Palm Sunday, The Christus Garden

Week 4
Crosses and Crucifixes
Sacred Heart Statue
Angels of The Grotto
Holy Thursday of The Lord's Supper
Good Friday, Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday, Via Matris
Easter Sunday

Week 5
The Forest
Blessing of the Animals
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Colors of The Grotto
Mysteries of the Rosary
Lighting a Candle
Chapel of Mary

Week 6
Come to the Water
Our Lady of Lavang Shrine
Celebrating God's Creation
Our Lady of Lourdes
The Labyrinth
Looking Out a Window
How The Grotto Began

Week 7
The Cliff and Elevator
Lithuanian Wayside Shrine
The Grotto by the Numbers
Music at The Grotto
May Flowers
Take a Closer Look

Today: Outdoor Mass
Tomorrow: The Feast of St. Peregrine
The Grotto
The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

NE 85th & Sandy Blvd.
Portland, Oregon