Lord God,

You taught us today, that the mother of all virtues is humility. Unless we are humble, we cannot be generous or kind enough. Teach our hearts to be humble. Humble our sinful pride. Remove form us the tendency of entitlement. Rather, instill in us the spirit of love. The kind of love that breaks every kind of barrier or division. 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, the leaves of the forest surrounding St. Joseph's Grove dance in the breeze.

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 the sunset from the Rose Garden.

This garden is located next to the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother 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
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.