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 a.m. and
3-5 p.m.
Office is located inside the Visitor Center
O Holy Mother of Sorrows, with strength from above you stood by the cross of Jesus, sharing in his sufferings, and with tender care you bore him in your arms,
mourning and weeping.

We praise you for your faith, which accepted the life God planned for you.

We praise you for your hope, which trusted that God would do great things in you.

We praise you for your love in bearing with Jesus the sorrows of his passion.

Holy Mary, may we follow your example, and stand by all your children who need comfort and love. O Most Blessed Mother of God, stand by us in our trials and care for us in our many needs.

We ask you to support us with your embrace of motherly love and protection.
Pray for us to you Son, Jesus, now and always.

The Marilyn Moyer Meditation Chapel

The Meditation Chapel rises from the north face of Rocky Butte, facing the panoramic vista of the Columbia River, which separates the beautiful states of Oregon and Washington. Mt. St. Helens looms in the distance.
The chapel is 1,500 square feet in size, built of polished granite and glass walls. When you are inside the building, you are physically looking out from the top portion of a large cross that lights up at night. The cross can be seen from quite a distance as you travel South on I-205.

The chapel was built in memory of Marilyn Moyer as a gift to The Grotto from her husband, Tom Moyer, and the Moyer children. Recognizing her life-long devotion to the Blessed Mother, this chapel will remain forever a place where all may come for peaceful meditation.
The building was designed by Thompson Vaivoda and Associates, and has received both national and international architectural awards, including a 1992 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Engineers Council.
Inside the chapel, large, comfortable chairs await your visit. Whether you choose to pray, to meditate, or to simply take a break and enjoy the view, the Meditation Chapel is a place of peace and quiet.
Bronze copy of Michelangelo's Pietà

Located inside the Meditation Chapel, this rare copy of Michelangelo's Pietà is one of twelve bronze casts being made by the Ferdinando Marinelli Foundry in Florence, Italy. The bronze copies were created from a plaster cast taken of the original marble sculpture in 1932 by the Marinelli Foundry with the permission of the Vatican.

Michelangelo completed his masterpiece Pietà out of Carrera marble in 1499 when he was only 24 years old. The sculpture is found in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy. This Pietà is displayed on consignment in the Meditation Chapel through the generosity of its owners.
Enjoy the beautiful setting of the Meditation Chapel in the Upper Gardens.
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.