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Daily Spiritual Reflection

Meekness is a gift from the Holy Spirit and rises from humility and love. St. Peregrine learned it through his continual contemplation of the crucified Christ, who died loving and forgiving his persecutors.

In his youth, the saint admired the meekness of St. Philip Benizi, a humble and gentle friar of the Servite Order, who when beaten, answered offenses by praying and rejection by welcoming. St. Peregrine was welcomed into the Servite Order by St. Philip Benizi, the very one who had been rejected, and was forgiven by the one who had been offended. That experience deeply impressed the saint.

In St. Peregrine we recognize his gentleness above all by his ability to find patience in his adversities and the many illnesses which afflicted him during his long life. Likewise, St. Peregrine had a kind attitude that was expressed in understanding and hospitality which he lived in his vocation as a Friar Servant of Mary.


Lord, give me patience and strength in this moment of trial.
Console me in my afflictions and free me from despair and hopelessness.
Heal the wounds of my heart, in my mind and of my spirit.
By the intercession of St. Peregrine, bless me with hope because you are ever with me.

Fr. Don Siple, OSM, Rector of The Grotto
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Bringing The Grotto to You

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Day 51: Celebrating Your Favorites
Looking back at the past 50 days

After seven weeks of being closed, and publishing a daily edition of "Bringing The Grotto to You" for 50 days, we thought we would take a look back at some of your favorite photographs from the series, based on reader response.

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Above: Our most talked about photo of the series. Thank you, @sophieseeker, for allowing us to share this special photograph.

Below: This photo of the kneeling angel remains our most liked photo on social media ever. Thank you, Stephanie Lorenzo Coleman, for sharing this with us.

Both of these photos are from the " Here Light Shines " feature of Day 15.
Historic photos

The historic photos have been very popular, and can be found throughout the series.

This photo, below, which included a dog and the pre-eruption photo of Mt. St. Helens, was one of the most popular. It is from the " Cliff and Elevator " feature of Day 43.
Below: From the " Christus Garden " feature of Day 21. The small building is the original chapel at The Grotto. The Chapel of Mary wasn't built until 1953.
Below: From the " How The Grotto Began " feature of Day 42.
Sunset photos

Some of our most liked photos have included beautiful sunset skies.

Below: From the " Crosses and Crucifixes " feature of Day 22.
Below: From the " Colors of The Grotto " feature of Day 32.
Below: From the " Marilyn Moyer Meditation Chapel " feature of Day 5.
Your favorite photos of statues

Below: From the " Via Matris " feature of Day 27.
Below: From the " Our Lady of Lourdes " feature of Day 39.
Below: From the " Colors of The Grotto " feature of Day 32.
Your favorite photos of buildings and structures

Below: From the " Come to the Water " feature of Day 36.
Below: From the " Our Lady of Lavang Shrine " feature of Day 37.
Below: From the " St. Anne's Chapel " feature of Day 3.
Your favorite photos of people

Below: From the " Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine " feature of Day 31.
Below: From the " Lighting a Candle at The Grotto " feature of Day 34.
Below: From the " Easter Sunday " feature of Day 28.
Your favorite photos of the gardens

Below: From the " Peace Garden " feature of Day 16.
Below: From the " Spring in the Gardens " feature of Day 6.
Below: From the " Come to the Water " feature of Day 36.
Most talked about photos

Below: From the " Looking Out a Window " feature of Day 41, this optical illusion is created by the reflection in the doors.
Below: Also from the From the " Looking Out a Window " feature of Day 41.
Below: From the " Here Light Shines " feature of Day 15.
Thank you again, @sophieseeker, for sharing this wonderful photo.
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St. Peregrine Guild Enrollment

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Mother's Day Shopping

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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
Outdoor Mass

Week 8
The Feast of St. Peregrine
Today: Celebrating Your Favorites
The Grotto
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