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

Friends, under more normal circumstances we would have celebrated our monthly healing Mass in honor of St. Peregrine today. Please join the Servite Community in praying to St. Peregrine for all who need healing.

Prayer to St. Peregrine

Saint Peregrine, we turn to you with confidence and ask that you intercede for us in our need for healing.

When you yourself were sick, you found comfort in prayer before the image of Christ crucified.

Now you live forever blessed in everlasting light.

Intercede for us with the risen Lord that he might extend his healing hand and cure the illnesses that afflict us.

Faithful servant of the Blessed Virgin, intercede with the Lord of glory that he might free us from our suffering and show once more the power of his saving love.

O good friar, sleepless in supplication, intercede with the Lord of life that he might remove the shadow of illness and restore us to joy in the light of recovered health, rendering thanks to Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Saint Peregrine, unite your voice to our prayer: Intercede for us and for all who are sick, as did the Centurion for his servant, Martha and Mary for their brother Lazarus, and the Virgin Mary for the spouses at Cana, so that we, too, may experience your powerful protection over the poor and the sick.

To God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, whose holiness you reflect, O Saint Peregrine, be all honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.

Fr. Don Siple, OSM, Rector of The Grotto
Pray the Servite Rosary of Our Lady of Sorrows in the Present Pandemic - Part 6

Join Fr. Richard Boyle, OSM, in praying this special Rosary.

Recorded at the Via Matris (Way of the Mother) in The Grotto Upper Gardens.

Reopening Plans

Earlier this week we shared some exciting news. We expect to reopen our gates and our gardens on Friday, June 12. We will be taking guidance from Multnomah County.

As we get closer to that date, we will inform you of visiting guidelines and our sanitation practices. Safety of our visitors and staff is our number one priority.
Sunday Mass

Under the guidelines set by the Archdiocese of Portland, The Grotto will celebrate Mass on Sundays at 10 a.m. and noon in the Chapel of Mary. Under these strict guidelines there is an 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 ask that you please sign up for only one Mass per four week period.
The Grotto Gift Shop

The gift shop is now open from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily, following the governor's strict operating guidelines. Click the button below for shopping instructions.
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Day 83: A Parade of Roses
Honoring Rose Festival

As you know, this annual city celebration was postponed this spring due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Today would have been the day of the Grand Floral Parade.

To honor Rose Festival and celebrate our association with them throughout the years, today we feature Festival event memories at The Grotto, and our own Rose Garden.
The Blessing of the Festival - 2012

The Grotto was honored to host the annual "Blessing of the Festival" which kicks off the Festival.

Fr. Jack Topper, OSM, former Executive Director of The Grotto, helps plant an honorary rose bush at The Grotto.
Breakfast at The Grotto - 2016

Festival officials and the Rose Festival Court attended special breakfast at The Grotto Conference Center.
Tours and Visits

The Grotto is honored to guide members of the Rose Festival Court, Royal Rosarians, and Rose Festival staff on tours of The Grotto. In turn, they share information about all the events of the Festival.
Part of Portland's History

The first official Rose Festival took place in 1907. Like The Grotto, which was founded 96 years ago, the Festival is a big part of Portland's history. We have enjoyed our association with the Rose Festival over the course of many years, and look forward to moving into our second century with them.
The Grotto's Rose Garden

This lovely garden has produced award-winning roses for many years. It is maintained by The Grotto's grounds crew and volunteers. Visitors and friars alike enjoy the sweet fragrance of its beautiful roses.

We hope you enjoy our virtual parade of roses. Many of these photos were taken this week, so the gardens should be really coming to life when we open on Friday.
Light a Candle at The Grotto

Purchase a candle to be lighted at The Grotto while we are closed. 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.

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
Hope and Healing
The View
The Grotto Plaza
The Leaves
Celebrating Pentecost

Week 12
Then and Now
Meet Me at The Grotto
A Sanctuary of Peace
In Every Sense
Today: A Parade of Roses
The Grotto
The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

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