Father in heaven,

As your children, you are expecting from each of us more than from anything else. Increase our faith, hope and love for you today. May we not only fulfil the legality of the law or commands but perfect even the very spirit of law. For you, this is perfection. May we do everything and accept everyone with love. Like you, may the measure of our love be to love without measure. We ask this through our Lord Jesus, your Son, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.

Amen.

Fr. Edgar Benedi-an, OSM
Operating Hours: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Upper Gardens admission sold until 7:30 p.m.
Daily Mass

12 noon
Chapel of Mary
Daily Recitation of the Rosary

Daily recitation of the Rosary at The Grotto will take place everyday, one half hour before each Mass.
Priest's Office Hours

Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Servite Friars gladly await your request for confession, spiritual guidance and blessing of articles. You may also set up an appointment for a blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine. The office is located at the Visitor Center. Masks required.
Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Click on the video and take a moment to relax and experience the serenity of the sanctuary.

Today, enjoy the beauty of nature up close.

Join Fr. Vidal Martinez, OSM, Rector of The Grotto, for a daily stroll through the garden.

Each day, enjoy photos and videos taken by Father Vidal, often during hours when the grounds are closed.

Today, enjoy another bloom from the Rose Garden, located in The Grotto Upper Gardens.

Remembering a year ago:
Bringing The Grotto to You

One year ago, in response to the growing pandemic, we began a series of daily emails called "A Place of Sanctuary: Bringing The Grotto to You." We closed completely a short time later, and that closure lasted for months.

The "Bringing The Grotto to You" series highlighted a feature at (or about) The Grotto each day. The series lasted for 88 days, the length of our closure.

We hope you have enjoyed this feature, "Looking Back", where we shared a piece of the emails sent during our closure one year ago.

As this feature comes to an end, we celebrate the anniversary of opening our grounds back up with the final email in the series.

The Servite Friars (from left to right)

Father Vidal Martinez, OSM, Rector: FatherVidal@thegrotto.org
Father Ignatius Kissel, OSM: FatherIgnatius@thegrotto.org
Father Leo Hambur, OSM: FatherLeo@thegrotto.org
Father Edgar Benedi-an, OSM: FatherEdgar@thegrotto.org
Bible Study Livestream

Saturdays: 9:15-10 a.m.

All are welcome to the weekly Bible Study Livestream with Fr. Edgar Benedi-an, OSM. For more information, please click the button below.