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

A Prayer for Healing


You sent Jesus to be our peace.

In Him we find our hope and healing.

Lord, I bring to you members of my family and friends who are finding these days tough, tiresome and unbearable.

Give healing to the sick, hope to the despairing, and peace to the brokenhearted.

Lord, help those who have lost jobs to find sustainable and meaningful employment.

To those who feel alone, hug them close to your heart that they may feel safe.

Lord, keep us healthily, hopeful and forever full of faith in your goodness.

I make this pray in the name Jesus.


Fr. Don Siple, OSM, Rector of The Grotto
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Your support will help The Grotto continue its ministry through this difficult time.

Bringing The Grotto to You

Last week we were happy to report that our gift shop was once again open, following the governor's strict guidelines. Click here to view shopping guidelines and temporary hours.

This week we are delighted to be making another step toward reopening. Following the strict guidelines set out by the Archdiocese of Portland, we will celebrate Mass this Sunday, at 10 a.m. and 12 noon in the Chapel of Mary. Under these guidelines there is a strict attendance limit, and those attending must be registered in advance for contact tracing and crowd control. We can only sign up 21 people per Mass so we are asking that you sign up for only one Mass per four week period.

In the meantime, we hope you continue to enjoy our daily emails until The Grotto is ready to fully open our gates.
Day 73: Resources for Hope and Healing
Hope and Healing

As we enter our third month of quarantine and social distancing, we hope we can remain a daily sanctuary for you, even if it is just through virtual means at the moment.

Today we offer some prayers and resources specific to the difficult and challenging times we are still facing.

We hope it will not be long now before we can open our gates to all.
Pray with Fr. Richard to Stop the Spread of Covid-19

Join Fr. Richard Boyle, OSM, in a prayer to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Recorded outside The Grotto Monastery.

Prayer Requests

Dear Friends,

We Servite Friars have missed praying with you at Mass at The Grotto. Be assured that each day you and your family are remembered in prayer.

Click here to submit your prayer requests and the names of those we can pray for in the days ahead.

We love you and wish the Lord’s blessings upon you.
The Servite Rosary of Our Lady of Sorrows in time of Pandemic
View this special Rosary for the present pandemic.

Prayers for Today's Challenges

Click the link below for prayers specific to the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing challenges we are facing because of the virus.

Prayers include topics such as unemployment, quarantine, front line workers, business oweners, financial stress and adjusting to new ways of life.

A Place of Peace

We hope you enjoy these peaceful sights, shared to bring you joy and hope.
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 Grotto Gift Shop Online

Check out our online shop if you are unable to visit. And if you don't see something you are interesting in our online shop, feel free to contact our Director of Retail Operations by clicking here and we can make arrangements.
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
Celebrating Your Favorites
A Year at The Grotto
The Seven Holy Founders
Views and Perspectives
The Rhododendrons
Mother's Day at The Grotto

Week 9
Twilight at The Grotto
The Peace Pole
Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Shrine
A Seat Waiting for You
The Murals
Mosaics of The Grotto
The Chapel Saints

Week 10
The Grotto Gift Shop
The Servite Mission
Architecture of The Grotto
A Retreat at The Grotto
The Visitor Center
Arriving at The Grotto
Sr. Ruth's Well

Week 11
Celebrating Memorial Day
A Gallery in the Woods
Today: Hope and Healing
The Grotto
The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

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