St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda

"It is as if you are pouring water on me. Please repent and become a Christian like me." - Saint Charles Lwanga to his executioner

We thank you Jesus for loving us so much and caring so deeply that we love one another. Help us to love as you love. May the Holy Spirit inspire us to always love you, Lord and God, with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves.

May we love you with all our heart and so love you exclusively. May we love you with all our soul for in you we find our true fulfillment. May we love you with all our mind as we seek to obey and follow your command. May we love you with all our strength for we place our trust and confidence in you as we face trials and difficulties.

Lord Jesus, help us to love those you put in our way today and so bring glory to your name and show them your love. May we marvel always at the blessings that come our way today from you, our loving God, and give you praise.


Fr. Vidal Martinez, OSM
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Upper Gardens admission sold until 7:30 p.m.

Daily Mass

12 noon in the 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, enjoy the view from The Grotto Plaza, including the towering evergreens and majestic cliff.

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, the statue of St. Jude Thaddeus is surrounding by the blooms of spring. This statue is located 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:
Father Ignatius Kissel, OSM:
Father Leo Hambur, OSM:
Father Edgar Benedi-an, OSM:
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