Today's Hours of Operation: 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 Office Hours

10-11:45 and
3-5 p.m.
Office is located inside the Visitor Center
Concert on the Lawn Returns

We are delighted to welcome back Michael Allen Harrison for a very special event on the lawn in the Upper Gardens.

Saturday, August 6
6 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of music and conversation with Portland’s premiere artist Michael Allen Harrison, on the lawn in The Grotto’s scenic Upper Level Gardens.

Delight in the serene setting amid towering firs, offering an enchanting backdrop for the evening.

Light evening hors d’oeuvres and beverages, including beer and wine, are included in your ticket price. Chairs are provided.

$75 per person.

For more information, contact Thank you for your support of The Grotto!
14th Annual Dambana Festival

Sunday, August 7
Chapel of Mary

The Filipino Community of Oregon and SW Washington invites you to this special celebration at The Grotto.

2 p.m. Praise and Worship
2:15 p.m. Short talk by Fr. Aniceto (Cit) Guiriba, Pastor of St. James Catholic Church, Molalla
2:25 p.m: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction
2:45 p.m. Rosary
3:30 p.m. Mass
Celebrant: Fr. Maro Escano, Pastor of St. Mary’s, Albany
Prayer to St. Philip Benizi

Loving God, we give you thanks for the life of Philip Benizi, the Servite saint who placed his gifts at the service of others.
Help us to live our lives with his spirit of generosity. Like Philip, may we be your instruments of reconciliation and unity wherever we encounter conflict and strife.
As the steadfast service of Mary inspired Saint Philip, so too may we follow her footsteps as faithful and loving disciples of Jesus.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Servite Saint Philip Benizi (1233-1285)

Born to a noble family in Florence, Italy, Philip studied in Padua and Paris, earning a doctorate in medicine and philosophy. He joined the Servite Order in 1253; in time he became renowned for his preaching. He was instrumental in the future Saint Peregrine Laziosi joining the Servite order.
In 1267 Philip was chosen as general superior (prior general) of the order. He was influential in reforming the religious order, and was eventually considered a possible candidate for the Papal Throne, after Pope Clemete IV dies in 1268. This so distressed Philip that he fled and lived in a cave until the papal election was over.

St. Philip Benizi's Retreat

Built in 1927, this shrine is one of the earliest installations at The Grotto, and represents St. Philip Benizi's time spent as a hermit in the mountains of Montagnata, Italy.
With the Papal Tiara at his feet, he is represented praying at the entrance of the cave where he lived while in hiding.

During this time he redoubled his penances, eating only herbs and drinking at a fountain, ever since held to be miraculous by reason of its healing qualities, and called "St. Philip's Spring."
St. Philip was one of the shining lights of the early Servite Order, both intellectually and spiritually.

St. Philip’s gifts of compassion and generosity, as well as his leadership abilities and his commitment to reconciliation, were readily recognized within his Servite community as well as the Church at large.

The Grotto is a ministry of the Servite Friars, The Order of Friar Servants of Mary. To learn more about the Servites, please click here .
Enjoy the tranquil sounds and setting of St. Philip Benizi's Retreat, located on the lower level at The Grotto.
Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Grotto Gift Shop carries a vast array of jewelry, home accessories, books, Rosaries , statuary, art, greeting cards and more. We invite you to come in and explore.

Vintage Corner at The Grotto Gift Shop

Come check out the new Vintage Corner at The Grotto Gift Shop, where you can find previously-owned treasures. Check back often to see what is new.