Glory be to the Holy Trinity, Now and Forever

“We believe in one God, the Father almighty.”  
“We believe in Jesus Christ His only-begotten Son, our Lord.” 
“We believe in the Holy Spirit.” 
 
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Glory be to the Father, 
Who by His almighty power and love created me, 
making me in the image and likeness of God.

Glory be to the Son, 
Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell, 
and opened for me the gates of heaven.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit, 
Who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism, 
and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.

Glory be to the Three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity, now and forever.

Amen.

O most Holy Trinity, bless us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Please give us wisdom so that we may recognize the importance of others and keep God central in our life.  With our voice and our heart, we glorify You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You are great and do wonderful things. You alone are our God. All praise and honor and glory are yours now and forever, O most Holy Trinity!

Amen.
Operating Hours: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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

Sunday Masses

8 a.m. in the Chapel of Mary
10 a.m. in The Grotto Plaza
12 noon in The Grotto Plaza

In case of inclement weather, the outdoor Masses will be celebrated in the Chapel of Mary.
Daily Recitation of the Rosary

Pope Francis invites Catholics and Marian Shrines around the world to dedicate the month of May to a marathon of prayer for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Daily recitation of the Rosary at The Grotto will take place everyday, one half hour before each Mass.
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, look up at the cliff and tall evergreens which separate the Upper Gardens from the lower level at The Grotto.

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, view the beautiful Sacred Heart of Jesus statue located near the Monastery in the 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 enjoy this feature, "Looking Back", where we will share a piece of those emails every day for 88 days. Click the link below to view today's feature, which was originally shared this time last year.

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
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.
Bible Study Livestream

There is a new time for the weekly Bible Study Livestream with Fr. Edgar Benedi-an, OSM: Saturdays from 9:15-10 a.m. For more information, please click the button below.