“Have faith in God” (Mk. 11:22)

Jesus wants us to place our faith and trust in God and to have no doubts in our heart. Jesus wants us to turn to the Father in prayer for all our needs trusting that whatever we ask for in prayer shall be ours. According to God’s will and in his time, God always keeps promises and answers prayers. We are never alone. We can trust that God will work.

Prayer


Father, help us to deepen our faith and trust in you by believing instead of doubting. When we come to you in prayer, entrusting to you our thoughts and ways, it is then that you will provide in ways more marvelous than we could ever ask or imagine. We can rest in you knowing that you will take care of the rest. May the joy of the Lord be our strength and hope. In Jesus’ name we pray.

Amen.

Fr. Vidal Martinez, OSM
Operating Hours: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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

Daily Mass

12 noon 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.
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, gaze around The Grotto Plaza as dusk nears.

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, take a springtime walk around The Grotto Plaza.

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
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.