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A Stroll in the Sanctuary with Father Vidal

Join Fr. Vidal Martinez, OSM, Rector of The Grotto, for a daily walk in the garden. Enjoy photos and videos taken by Fr. Vidal, often during hours when the grounds are closed.

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Monday, Oct. 18

Today, enjoy the changing colors of the leaves.

Sunday, Oct. 17

Today, enjoy the beauty of the forest which surround the Upper Gardens. The Grotto is a sanctuary in the middle of the city. and a habitat for over 1,100 species of plants.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Today, take a walk to the Peace Garden and enjoy the tranquil sound of the flowing stream.

Friday, Oct. 15

Today, take a walk to the labyrinth, which is designed after the one in the Cathedral at Chartes, France.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Today, view the beautiful Peace Garden, as autumn colors are beginning to appear.

The Peace Garden is located in the Upper Gardens and features scenic pathways, ponds and streams, the Mysteries of the Rosary, the labyrinth, and numerous spots to sit, relax, and reflect.

Delightful in all seasons, we invite you all to come and take a relaxing stroll through the Peace Garden.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Today, a noisy flock visits the Upper Gardens on a cool autumn morning.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Today, we welcome you all to come and visit our peaceful Upper Gardens.

In the Upper Gardens you will find shrines, statues, gardens, water features, St. Anne’s Chapel, the labyrinth, the Via Matris (Way of the Mother), the Mysteries of the Rosary, St. Joseph’s Grove, the overlook, and the Meditation Chapel with its incredible view.

In this photo, you can see the statue of St. Jude Thaddeus in the distance.

Monday, Oct. 11

Today, on a misty morning, look out a window of the Monastery toward the Rose Garden and the Statue of the the Assumption of Mary.

In the summer, over 200 rose bushes bloom in this garden.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Today, the Chapel tower is seen through the trees.


The Chapel of Mary was restored this year. We invite all of you to come and see the beautiful murals and listen to the amazing acoustics.

Saturday, Oct. 9

Today, visit St. Anne’s Chapel in the Upper Gardens. St. Anne’s Chapel is the oldest structure at The Grotto. It was built in 1934.

Friday, Oct. 8

Today, watch the sun rising through the trees in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Today, enjoy scenes from this past Sunday’s Blessing of the Animals. This was the 38th annual blessing at The Grotto.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Today, see the sun rise through the trees in the Upper Gardens. This view is looking toward the northeast, where on a clear day you can see Mt. St. Helens 52 miles away.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Today, enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest in the fall.

Monday, Oct. 4

Today, the sun rises behind the Statue of St. Francis of Assisi.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Today, the colors of autumn are arriving in the Peace Garden.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Today, St. Anne’s Chapel and the Statue of Mary, Our Mother can be seen through the early morning fog.

Friday, Oct. 1

Today, take a walk in the Upper Gardens to the statue of St. Francis of Assisi.

Thursday, Sept. 30

Today, view the beautiful shrine to Our Lady of Lavang, the Vietnamese shrine at The Grotto. This shrine is one of five multicultural shrines located on the shrine path in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Today, enjoy the palette of colors found along the Mysteries of the Rosary path in the Peace Garden.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Today, enjoy autumn at The Grotto. The Calvary Statue is the first thing you see upon entering the parking lot at The Grotto.

Monday, Sept. 27

Today, the first signs of autumn are showing up on the leaves in the trees in the Peace Garden.

Sunday, Sept. 26

Today, the sun shines through the trees above Our Lady’s Grotto.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Today, enjoy the beauty of the Rose Garden, which is located next to the Monastery in the Upper Gardens.

Friday, Sept. 24

Today, take an early morning walk from the Monastery to the Rose Garden, where we visit the beautiful statue of The Assumption of Mary.

Thursday, Sept. 23

Today, take a walk to Servite St. Philip Benizi’s Retreat.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

Today, view the statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the beautiful kneeling angels in the background. These statues are located in the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Today, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Peace Garden ponds and falls. The Peace Garden is located in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, Sept. 20

Today, view a beautiful sunflower, blowing in the breeze by the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother in the Upper Gardens.

Sunday, Sept. 19

Today, enjoy the view to the north from the overlook, which sits high atop the cliff above the grotto.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Today, view the Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue, located in the Upper Gardens near the Monastery.

Friday, Sept. 17

Today, enjoy the last blooms of summer.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Today, enjoy the sunrise behind the Statue of Mary, Our Mother.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Today, view the beautiful statue of Mary which stands in the middle of the Rose Garden. This garden is located in the Upper Gardens next to the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Today, visit the shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe. This shrine is one of five shrines located on the multicultural path in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, Sept. 13

Today, visit the shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lavang. This Vietnamese shrine is located on the multicultural path in the Upper Gardens.

Sunday, Sept. 12

Today, visit Dambana, the beautiful Filipino Shrine located on the multicultural path in the Upper Gardens.

Saturday, Sept. 11

Today, view the beautiful Shrine to Our Lady of Czestochowa. This shrine is inspired by wayside shrines found in Poland.


It is one of five multicultural shrines found in the Upper Gardens.

Friday, Sept. 10

Today, we invite you to come and visit the Rose Garden while there are still roses in bloom. These last few weeks of summer are a great time to stroll the gardens.


The Rose Garden is located in the Upper Gardens in front of the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother.

Thursday, Sept. 9

Today, view the statue of St. Francis of Assisi with the Via Matris glowing in the background.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

Today, view lovely St. Anne’s Chapel. St. Anne is the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This building, which was built in 1934, is the oldest structure at The Grotto.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

Today, take a walk to the Peace Pole to see the sunrise in the Upper Gardens. The Peace Pole proclaims “Let Peace Prevail on Earth” in English, Spanish, Japanese and Russian.

Monday, Sept. 6

Today, view the spectacular sunrise behind the Statue of Mary, Our Mother.

Sunday, Sept. 5

Today, take a walk through the Peace Garden in the Upper Gardens.

Saturday, Sept. 4

Today, the roses continue to bloom in the Rose Garden. We invite you to come and enjoy the flowers before we head into autumn.

Friday, Sept. 3

Today, visit the Rose Garden, where the roses are still blooming. There are over 200 rose bushes in the garden, which is located in the Upper Gardens next to the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother.

Thursday, Sept. 2

Today, view the beautiful sunset from outside the Meditation Chapel, which is located in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Today, take a walk from the elevator to the Meditation Chapel in the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, August 31

Today, a group of raccoons take a walk through The Grotto’s gardens.

Monday, August 30

Today, a group of raccoons take a walk through The Grotto’s gardens.

Sunday, August 29

Today, view the beautiful statue of the Assumption of Mary, which stands in the middle of the Rose Garden. This garden is located in the Upper Gardens in front of the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother.

Saturday, August 28

Today, enjoy the beautiful sunrise, seen from the Meditation Chapel in the Upper Gardens.

Friday, August 27

Today, view the sunrise from St. Joseph’s Grove in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, August 26

Today, take a walk to the woods which surround the sanctuary.

Wednesday, August 25

Today, enjoy the tranquil sounds of the Peace Garden.

Tuesday, August 24

Today, take a stroll to the Meditation Chapel high atop the cliff.

Monday, August 23

Today, take one more visit to St. Philip Benizi’s Retreat on his feast day.

Sunday, August 22

Today, we look up at the statue of Servite St. Philip Benizi.

Saturday, August 21

Today, water falls at St. Philip Benizi’s Retreat.

Friday, August 20

Today, visit St. Philip Benizi’s Retreat on the first day of the Triduum to honor him.

Thursday, August 19

Today, a rainbow is seen from the Meditation Chapel.

Wednesday, August 18

Today, enjoy the vivid colors of summer in the sanctuary.

Tuesday, August 17

Today, enjoy the sunset in the Peace Garden.

Monday, August 16

Today, view the beautiful hydrangeas which can be found all through the gardens in summertime.

Sunday, August 15

Today, visit the Statue of the Assumption of Mary in the evening sun.

The Grotto’s gardens are open until 8:30 through Labor Day. Evenings are a wonderful time to come and take a cool stroll around the grounds.

Saturday, August 14

Today, visit St. Joseph’s Grove, located in the Upper Gardens.

Friday, August 13

Today, visit the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue, located near the Monastery in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, August 12

Today, view a collection of photos taken at the Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Wednesday, August 11

Today, enjoy the vivid colors of the summer blooms, found all around the gardens of the sanctuary.

Tuesday, August 10

With its 62 acres of gardens and forest, The Grotto is one of the coolest places in the city on a hot summer day. We invite you to come and enjoy a lazy stroll in our gardens.

Monday, August 9

Today, visit the Rose Garden, located outside the Monastery, and view the beautiful statue of the Assumption of Mary.

Sunday, August 8

Today, enjoy scenes from around the grounds of the sanctuary.

Saturday, August 7

Today, view the peaceful beauty of the Peace Garden, located in the Upper Gardens. You can see a section of the Via Matris (Way of the Mother) glowing in the distance.

Friday, August 6

Today, visit the Rose Garden, located in the Upper Gardens. And when you do, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.

Thursday, August 5

Today, visit the beautiful Upper Gardens, where you will find St. Anne’s Chapel, the oldest structure at The Grotto, and the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother in the distance. Summer is a wonderful time to take a stroll in the the warm evenings.

Wednesday, August 4

Today, enjoy a scene from summer in the Upper Gardens. This Japanese Maple will be a brilliant maroon color in a few months.

Tuesday, August 3

Today, view the beautiful Rose Garden, as seen from a window in the Monastery.

Monday, August 2

Today, over 200 rose bushes are in bloom in the Rose Garden.

Sunday, August 1

Today, another beautiful little bird enjoys some breakfast set outside the Monastery by the Servite Friars.

Saturday, July 31

Today, view one of the beautiful blooms in the Rose Garden, which is located in the Upper Gardens. Over 200 rose bushes brighten the garden.

Friday, July 30

Today, enjoy the vivid beauty of the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, July 29

Today, visit the Stations of the Cross Path on the lower level.

Wednesday, July 28

Today, the sun shines through the trees which surround The Grotto’s scenic gardens.

The Grotto is a 62-acre sanctuary in the middle of a busy city and is a habitat for much wildlife

Tuesday, July 27

Today, the kneeling angels guide your way in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, July 26

Today, enjoy the sights and sounds of Servite St. Philip Benizi’s Retreat.

Sunday, July 25

Today, view the amazing Grotto and replica of Michelangelo’s Pietà, which is located on the lower level at The Grotto.
The lower level is free to visit throughout the year.

Saturday, July 24

Today, a female Junco feeds her male partner. They have been showing up each morning to enjoy the seeds put out for them at the Monastery.

Friday, July 23

Today, visit the shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, located on the multi-cultural shrine path in the Upper Gardens.
We thank the Knights of Columbus for recently refreshing the landscaping around the shrine.

Thursday, July 22

Today, a squirrel enjoys a snack high up in a tree.
The Grotto is 62 acres of gardens and forest in the middle of the city. It offers a home to much wildlife.

Wednesday, July 21

Today, view the beautiful Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother and the Rose Garden, featuring the statue of the Assumption of Mary.

Tuesday, July 20

Today, the beautiful hydrangeas are in full bloom all over the Upper Gardens.

Monday, July 19

Today, the Rose Garden is beautiful on a sunny summer day.

Sunday, July 18

Today, The Grotto is not just a sanctuary for all people, but for all of God’s creation.

Saturday, July 17

Today, enjoy a few more blooms from the Rose Garden. This garden is located in front of the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother in the Upper Gardens. Over 200 rose bushes bloom in the garden.

Friday, July 16

Today, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Peace Garden.

Thursday, July 15

Today, listen to the song of this charming little bird, seen from the Monastery at The Grotto.

Wednesday, July 14

Today, visit the Via Matris (Way of the Mother) in the Upper Gardens

Tuesday, July 13

Today, view the shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe at sunset. This shrine is located on the multicultural shrine path in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, July 12

Today, the sun sets in the Peace Garden. This garden can be found in the scenic Upper Gardens.

Sunday, July 11

Today, view Dambana, the Filipino shrine at sunset.

This shrine is one of five shrines on the multicultural shrine path in the Upper Gardens.

Saturday, July 10

Today, visit the Rose Garden on a sunny summer day.

Friday, July 9

Today, visit the beautiful shrine to Our Lady of Lavang at sunset. This Vietnamese shrine is located on the multicultural shrine path in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, July 8

Today, spend a moment in the beautiful Peace Garden, located in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, July 7

Today, the sun sets behind the shrine to Our Lady of Cwestochowa. This Polish shrine is found on the multicultural shrine path in the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, July 6

Today, enjoy the peaceful beauty of the vivid greens in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, July 5

Today, enjoy a summer scene from the Upper Gardens.


This spot is found in the Peace Garden, where you will find scenic pathways, water features, the labyrinth, and the Mysteries of the Rosary.

Sunday, July 4

Today, the Rose Garden is full of vivid colors.

Saturday, July 3

Today, view a rare daytime visit from an owl on a very hot afternoon.

Friday, July 2

Today, we are pleased to share that the beautiful blooms in the Rose Garden survived the heatwave.

Thursday, July 1

Today, view the amazing reflections of the forest in the Peace Garden pond. The Via Matris (Way of the Mother) glows in the background.

You can find this special place in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, June 30

Today, a red tailed hawk visits the Rose Garden.

Tuesday, June 29

Today, we visit the stream in the Peace Garden. The repairs are complete and water is flowing once again.

Monday, June 28

Today, view the vivid green trees which contrast with the dark evergreens for an amazing display of color.

Sunday, June 27

Today, view the Praying of the Rosary before a Sunday Mass. Recitation of the Rosary takes place 30 minutes before each Mass daily.

Saturday, June 26

Today, enjoy the blooms of summer. If you haven’t visited the Upper Gardens recently, we invite you to come and enjoy the amazing colors of the season.

Friday, June 25

Today, take a walk at sunset to the forest which encases The Grotto.

Thursday, June 24

Today, this is one of hundreds of beautiful blooms in the Rose Garden, located in the Upper Gardens next to the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother.

Wednesday, June 23

Today, the hydrangeas are beginning to bloom in the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, June 22

Today, new life has appeared in the Peace Garden pond.

Monday, June 21

Today, follow this sweet little bird as it enjoys the sanctuary.

Sunday, June 20

Today, the sun shines on St. Joseph’s Grove.

Saturday, June 19

Today, the evening sun shines through the forest.

Friday, June 18

Today, continuing the evening walk through the Via Matris (Way of the Mother) in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, June 17

Today, enjoy an evening walk through the Via Matris (Way of the Mother) in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, June 16

Today, enjoy the tranquil sights and sounds of the Peace Garden.

Tuesday June 15

Today, a friendly bird finds a perch in the Rose Garden.

Monday, June 14

Today, St. Anne’s Chapel peaks through the forest. This chapel, built in 1934, is the oldest structure at The Grotto.

Sunday, June 13

Today, a friendly bird enjoys the gardens.

Saturday, June 12

Today, look up at the majestic evergreens which surround The Grotto.

Friday, June 11

Today, a busy bee is enjoying the garden blooms.

Thursday, June 10

Today, a rainbow shines as you look north.

Wednesday, June 9

Today, enjoy another bloom from the Rose Garden, located in The Grotto Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, June 8

Today, the Rose Garden, located in the Upper Gardens, is coming to life.

Monday, June 7

Today, enjoy the sunset from the Rose Garden.
This garden is located next to the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother in the Upper Gardens.

Sunday, June 6

Today, this beautiful rose is one of many currently blooming in the Rose Garden, which is located next to the Monastery in the Upper Gardens. There are over 200 rose bushes in the garden.

Saturday, June 5

Today, enjoy just a couple of the thousands of blooms which are scattered all over The Grotto.

Friday, June 4

Today, a Monarch Butterfly enjoys the Upper Gardens.


In 2017, The Grotto installed a pollinator garden in partnership with US Dept. of Fish & Wildlife to assist with the migratory patterns of Monarch Butterflies.

Thursday, June 3

Today, the statue of St. Jude Thaddeus is surrounding by the blooms of spring. This statue is located in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, June 2

Today, the Rose Garden is coming to life. You can find this garden in the Upper Gardens, in front of the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother.

Tuesday, June 1

Today, the Rose Garden is coming to life. You can find this garden in the Upper Gardens, in front of the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother.

Monday, May 31

Today, take a walk to the Rose Garden, located next to the Monastery, where the statue of the Assumption of Mary glows in the early morning light.

Sunday, May 30

Today, view the beautiful Sacred Heart of Jesus statue located near the Monastery in the Upper Gardens.

Saturday, May 29

Today, view the beautiful St. Anne’s Chapel surrounded by the colors of spring.

Friday, May 28

Today, take a springtime walk around The Grotto Plaza.

Thursday, May 27

Today, the baby robins born on the ledge of the Monastery have flown away, and an empty nest remains.

Wednesday, May 26

Today, take a walk around the Rose Garden.

Tuesday, May 25

Today, even a rainy day is peaceful at The Grotto.

Monday, May 24

Today, mama Robin has returned to feed her babies, which were born on the ledge at the Monastery.

Sunday, May 23

Today, the eggs which were laid on the ledge outside the Monastery, have hatched into baby robins, just waiting to take flight.

Saturday, May 22

Today, the sanctuary is home to an abundance of wildlife.

Friday, May 21

Today, the Statue of Mary stands tall atop the cliff, 120 feet above The Grotto.

Thursday, May 20

Today, take a springtime walk through a portion of the Upper Gardens, on the way toward the overlook.

Wednesday, May 19

Today, the flowers are blooming everywhere you look.

Tuesday, May 18

Today, The Grotto’s 62 acres of woods and gardens provide a comfortable and scenic home for wildlife.

Monday, May 17

Today, Sister Ruth’s Well is surrounded by blooming azaleas.

Sunday, May 16

Today, listen to the nighttime sounds of the sanctuary, long after we have closed for the day.

Saturday, May 15

Today, enjoy the colors of spring in the garden.

Friday, May 14

Today, we invite you to visit the newly-restored Chapel of Mary, which looks especially splendid set among the colorful shrubs of spring.

Thursday, May 13

Today, remember the nest of eggs which showed up on the ledge at the Monastery last week? They have now hatched!

Wednesday, May 12

Today, two ducks enjoy a peaceful pond in the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, May 11

Today, the first rose of the season has bloomed in the Rose Garden. This garden, which features more than 200 rose bushes, is located in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, May 10

Today, Sacred Heart of Jesus, in you we trust.

Sunday, May 9

Today, this squirrel has found perch high up in a tree.

Saturday, May 8

Today, the beautiful azaleas are beginning to bloom.

Friday, May 7

Today, visit the Peace Garden, and listen to the tranquil sounds of the stream.

Thursday, May 6

Today, experience the view of the Rose Garden from a window at the Monastery.

Wednesday, May 5

Today, an outdoor ledge at the Monastery becomes a special place for new life week.

Tuesday, May 4

Today, the vivid greens of spring abound in the gardens.

Monday, May 3

Today, visit the beautiful Statue of the Assumption of Mary, located outside the Monastery, in the middle of the Rose Garden.

Sunday, May 2

Today, visit the Peace Garden ponds in the Upper Gardens, and listen to the frogs sing.

Saturday, May 1

Today, enjoy the view and sounds of the Rose Garden from the Monastery. The hundreds of rose bushes in the garden are just waiting to bloom.

Friday, April 30

Today, visit the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother, home of the Servite Friars who minister at The Grotto.

Thursday, April 29

Today, visit St. Joseph’s Grove at sunrise.

Wednesday, April 28

Today, enjoy the beautiful sight of sunrise from the Meditation Chapel.

Tuesday, April 27

Today, the statue of the Assumption of Mary can be spotted through the branches.

Monday, April 26

Today, rhododendrons are beginning to bloom around the gardens.

Sunday, April 25

Today, the spring brings new life to the gardens.

Saturday, April 24

Today, view the many greens of spring.

Friday, April 23

Today, nature is God’s work of art.

Thursday, April 22

Today, take a walk at sunrise and enjoy the colors of God’s creation.

Wednesday, April 21

Today, view the statue of the Assumption of Mary in the morning light.

Tuesday, April 20

Today, take a walk through the trees at sunset.

Monday, April 19

Today, take a walk through St. Joseph’s Grove on a sunny spring day.

Sunday, April 18

Today, take a walk in the gardens surrounding the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother, and see some of the shrubs and trees beginning to bloom.

Saturday, April 17

Today, the Statue of Mary stands tall in the mist, atop the cliff above The Grotto Plaza.

Friday, April 16

Today, enjoy the colors of spring in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, April 15

Today, take a walk from the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother to the Rose Garden, and visit the statue of the Assumption of Mary, located in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, April 14

Today, view the springtime palette of colors found in the gardens of The Grotto.

Tuesday, April 13

Today, take a walk to the Peace Garden which is springing into life.

Monday, April 12

Today, view the beautiful sunset.

Sunday, April 11

Today, take an evening walk through the garden.

Saturday, April 10

Today, talk a walk through the forest which surrounds The Grotto at sunset.

Friday, April 9

Today, visit Dambana, the Filipino Shrine, located on the multi-cultural shrine path in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, April 8

Today, visit Our Lady of Czestochowa and Our Lady of Lavang, two of the shrines located on the multi-cultural shrine path in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, April 7

Today, the sun shines through the trees while the Rose Garden waits to bloom.

Tuesday, April 6

Today, go on an early morning walk through St. Joseph’s Grove.

Monday, April 5

Today, the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in the Upper Gardens is surrounded by the sights of spring.

Easter Sunday, April 4

Today, Father Vidal shares his view of the Good Friday service in The Grotto Plaza.

Holy Saturday, April 3

Today, the view looking outside from the Chapel of Mary creates our own version of a stained glass window.

Holy Thursday, April 1

Today, take a walk to the Calvary Statue, located at the entrance to The Grotto.

Wednesday, March 31

Today, enjoy the sunrise from St. Joseph’s Grove.

Tuesday, March 30

Today, enjoy the morning sunlight as it shines through the trees which surround the Upper Gardens.

Monday, March 29

Today, listen to the wonderful sounds of the birds who inhabit The Grotto’s 62 acres of forest and gardens.

Sunday, March 28

Today, enjoy the sounds of owls and other noisy creatures.

Saturday, March 27

Today, spring in Oregon is full of blossom and moss.

Friday, March 26

Today, enjoy the beauty of spring in the forest on a sunny morning.

Thursday, March 25

Today, it is spring in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, March 24

Today, The Grotto’s 62 acres are a wildlife sanctuary for all creatures, including these ducks who are making themselves at home on the Peace Garden pond.

Tuesday, March 23

Today, daffodils are springing up everywhere.

Monday, March 22

Today, the Rose Garden in front of the Monastery is just waiting to bloom.

Sunday, March 21

Today, Spring has sprung at The Grotto.

Saturday, March 20

Today, view the spectacular sunrise from the Meditation Chapel.

Friday, March 19

Today, a couple of ducks enjoy the Peace Garden pond.

Thursday, March 18

Today, sunlight shines through the trees surrounding St. Anne’s Chapel.

Wednesday, March 17

Today, spring is arriving at The Grotto.

Tuesday, March 16

Today, listen for the owls, who have returned to The Grotto.

Monday, March 15

Today, the spectacular sunrise glows from outside the Meditation Chapel in the Upper Gardens.

Sunday, March 14

Today, the Upper Gardens glow in the early morning light.

Saturday, March 13

Today, the early morning light shines on the statue of St. Joseph.

Friday, March 12

Today, the sunlight shines through trees in St. Joseph’s Grove.

Thursday, March 11

Today, the sunlight shines through trees in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, March 10

Tuesday, March 9

Today, the morning sun shines through the forest which surrounds the Upper Gardens.

Monday, March 8

Today, a couple of Mallard ducks enjoy the Peace Garden ponds in the Upper Gardens.

Sunday, March 7

Today, view the morning light in the Upper Gardens, as seen from the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother.

Saturday, March 6

Today, look toward the kneeling angels on a foggy morning walk.

Friday, March 5

Today, the flowers are beginning to bloom!

Thursday, March 4

Today, we appreciate all of God’s creatures who share the beautiful gardens with us.

Wednesday, March 3

Today, view the statue of St. Jude Thaddeus from around the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, March 2

Today, the camellias are blooming as the first signs of spring appear in the gardens.

Monday, March 1

Today, take a sunny morning walk through the forest at The Grotto.

Sunday, Feb. 28

Today, take a walk through the Upper Gardens in the morning light.

Saturday, Feb. 27

Today, take a walk through St. Joseph’s Grove at sunrise.

Friday, Feb. 26

Today, take a walk around the garden surrounding the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother at The Grotto, including the Rose Garden and the beautiful Assumption of Mary Statue.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Today, the first signs of spring are beginning to show up in the gardens.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Today, view the tranquil setting of the Via Matris in the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Today, view the amazing Japanese Maple located in the Monastery garden, next to the Rose Garden.

Monday, Feb. 22

Today, look back at last weeks storm, and the view from the Monastery window. You can see the statue of the Assumption of Mary in the lower right hand corner of the photograph.

Sunday, Feb. 21

Today, Father Vidal shares scenes from the Upper Gardens, where fallen branches and debris from the ice storm are still being cleared by our crew.

Saturday, Feb. 20

Today, take a look out the window of the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother, and listen to the ice fall, during last week’s snow storm.

Friday, Feb. 19

Today, enjoy some photos from the snow in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Today, take a walk through the Upper Gardens after the snow storm, and view the debris from fallen branches scattered around the area.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Today, take a walk to the Peace Garden ponds to watch the sweet little birds.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Today, take a walk through the snow near the Via Matris path and Peace Garden.

Monday, Feb. 15

Today, take a walk through the snow in the Upper Gardens, on the way to the Meditation Chapel.

Sunday, Feb. 14

Today, take a snowy stroll around the Upper Gardens.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Today, take a stroll through the Upper Gardens during Friday’s snow and ice storm.

Friday, Feb. 12

Today, have a look around the beautiful and tranquil Peace Garden.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Today, take a walk through the Peace Garden, where it is clear spring is just around the corner.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Today, visit the Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue, located near the Monastery in the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Today, view the Statue of St. Francis of Assisi at sunrise.

Monday, Feb. 8

Father Vidal takes us to the great lawn in front of St. Anne’s Chapel.
St. Anne’s Chapel is the oldest structure at The Grotto. It was built in 1934, ten years after The Grotto was founded. The building was constructed to hold the Blessed Sacrament at the First Marian Congress in the United States.

Today, it is used as a small chapel that anyone visiting the Upper Gardens may enjoy.

As part of the Chapel of Mary restoration, old pews from the Chapel were repurposed and have been rebuilt and installed in St. Anne’s Chapel.

Sunday, Feb. 7

Today, spring is around the corner. View some of the first blooms of the year in the Upper Gardens.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Today, Father Vidal takes us to the Via Matris (The Way of the Mother) in the Upper Gardens. The Via Matris depicts the Seven Sorrows of Mary.
Here is a closer look at the first sorrow, “The Prophecy of Simeon.”

These 34 wood carvings took almost four years to reach completion in 1930, and are the work of Professor Heider of Pietralba, Italy. They were carved from white pine and painted.

Through a gift from the Catholic Foresters of America and generous individual donations, they were restored to their natural wood state and place in new housings. The have been recognized as some of the most beautiful carvings in the United States.

Friday, Feb. 5

Today, go for a walk at dusk around the Rose Garden and view the beautiful Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother, glowing in the evening light.

Be sure to listen for the owls!

Thursday, Feb. 4

Today, view The Grotto’s beautiful gardens at sunset, including the Via Matris (Way of the Mother) glowing in the distance.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Today, Father Vidal takes us inside the Visitor Center to enjoy some of the beautiful art on display, including a collection of Madonna statues from around the world.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Today, Father Vidal shares photos of St. Anne’s Chapel, the oldest structure at The Grotto, which was built in 1934. View the newly-installed pews, repurposed from the old pews, now being replaced in the Chapel of Mary.

Monday, Feb. 1

Today, Father Vidal takes us on a walk past the Servite Cemetery, located on private land near the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother at The Grotto.

Sunday, Jan. 31

Today, check out some more scenes from the snow flurries this past week at The Grotto, including this view from the overlook above the plaza.

Saturday, Jan. 30

Today, take a wintery walk through the Upper Gardens.

Friday, Jan. 29

Today, Father Vidal takes us inside the Visitor Center, where we can view showcase of historic photos from the past century. The Grotto will celebrate 100 years in 2024.

Thursday, Jan. 28

Today, view the beautiful statue of St. Jude Thaddeus at sunrise in the Upper Gardens. The Statue of Mary is in the background.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Today, we take a walk to the Meditation Chapel during Tuesday’s snowfall, the first snow of the season at The Grotto.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Today, view the beautiful sunrise in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, Jan. 25

Today, Father Vidal takes us inside Dambana, the Filipino Shrine, located in the Upper Gardens.

Dambana is Filipino word for “altar.” This shrine is a sanctuary that brings together the faith and culture of the Filipino people. Its roof is shaped like a salakot, a traditional Filipino wide-brimmed hat. Its walls are made of capiz, a flat seashell commonly used on windows in Filipino homes.
In the center of this shrine are three stands covered with natural bamboo. Three sculptures are enshrined on these stands.

Our Lady of Dambana , surrounded by three angels representing the three major islands of the Philippines – Luzon, Visayas Mindanao.

Santo Niño de Cebú , the oldest relic in the Philippines. Written on the bamboo stand is the Cebuano “Hail Mary” in Baybayin, the ancient Filipino alphabet.

San Lorenzo Ruiz , the first Filipino saint.

Sunday, Jan. 24

Today, this charming little bird chirps on a foggy morning in the Upper Gardens.

Saturday, Jan. 23

Today, go inside Dambana, the Filipino Shrine, located in the Upper Gardens.

Dambana is Filipino word for “altar.” This shrine is a sanctuary that brings together the faith and culture of the Filipino people. Its roof is shaped like a salakot, a traditional Filipino wide-brimmed hat. Its walls are made of capiz, a flat seashell commonly used on windows in Filipino homes.

In the center of this shrine are three stands covered with natural bamboo. Three sculptures are enshrined on these stands.

Our Lady of Dambana , surrounded by three angels representing the three major islands of the Philippines – Luzon, Visayas Mindanao.
Santo Niño de Cebú , the oldest relic in the Philippines. Written on the bamboo stand is the Cebuano “Hail Mary” in Baybayin, the ancient Filipino alphabet.
San Lorenzo Ruiz , the first Filipino saint.

Friday, Jan. 22

Today, visit the Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue, which is located near the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, Jan. 21

Today, Father Vidal takes us inside the Meditation Chapel in the Upper Gardens where we may view the beautiful Mt. St. Helens, which is 52 miles to the north.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Today, Father Vidal zooms in on St. Anne’s Chapel, with the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother in the background.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Today, Father Vidal takes us to the Peace Garden on a wintery day in the Pacific Northwest.

Monday, Jan. 18

Today, visit Servite St. Philip Benizi’s Retreat, which is located on the lower level at The Grotto. The lower level is free to all throughout the year.

Sunday, Jan. 17

Visit Servite St. Philip Benizi’s Retreat, which is located on the lower level at The Grotto. The lower level is free to all throughout the year.

Saturday, Jan. 16

Today, Father Vidal takes us inside the Meditation Chapel at sunrise. Watch a plane take off from Portland International Airport, and view the beautiful Mt. St. Helens, 52 miles to the north.

Friday, Jan. 15

Today, watch a sweet little bird enjoying the Upper Gardens.

The Grotto is a 62-acre sanctuary in the middle of a busy city, and is home to many creatures, great and small.

Thursday, Jan. 14

Today, Father Vidal takes us to a spot in the Upper Gardens where we can view the Monastery, the Statue of the Assumption of Mary, the Peace Pole, the statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the Lithuanian Shrine and the kneeling angels as you we look around on a winter day.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Today, visit the Meditation Chapel at night. Enjoy the view and the beautiful bronze replica of Michelangelo’s Pieta. The Marilyn Moyer Meditation Chapel is located in the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Today, the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother is seen in the distance, through a grove of trees in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, Jan. 11

Today, take a walk in the Peace Garden, where the Via Matris can be seen in the distance.

Sunday, Jan. 10

Today, take a walk down a rainy path to the statue of Mary, located high atop the cliff, 150 feet above the Grotto.

This bronze statue entitled “Mary, Our Mother” was a gift from the Catholic Daughters in 1933.

Saturday, Jan. 9

Today, visit the St. Peregrine Shrine on the lower level. Servite St. Peregrine Laziosi is the patron saint of those with cancer and life-threatening diseases. To learn more about St. Peregrine, please click here.

Friday, Jan. 8

Today, Father Vidal takes us to St. Anne’s Chapel, the oldest structure at The Grotto. Built in 1934 for the First International Marian Congress in the United States, the Chapel now is the home to images of Mary from around the world.

Thursday, Jan. 7

Today, Father Vidal takes us on a walk through the woods surrounding the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, Jan. 6

Today, we take a look inside the Chapel of Mary, where pews are being removed and preparations are made for repairs and restoration, including new pews and flooring.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Today, the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother, the residence of the Servite Friars, peaks through the trees in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, Jan. 4

Today, view some of the woodcarvings of the Via Matris, glowing in the fading light.

Sunday, Jan. 3

Today, enjoy the tranquil sounds of the Peace Garden in the sprinkling Portland rain.

Saturday, Jan. 2

Today, make a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe during the season of Christmas.

Friday, Jan. 1

Today, the sun shines through the trees surrounding the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, Dec. 31

Today, enjoy the view from the Monastery on a foggy morning.

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Today, visit St. Anne’s Chapel, the oldest structure at The Grotto, at dusk.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Today, view beautiful St. Joseph’s Grove on a misty winter morning.

Monday, Dec. 28

Today, Father Vidal takes us inside the Chapel of Mary at Christmas.

Sunday, Dec. 27

Today, take a foggy morning walk. View the Statue of the Assumption of Mary, the Peace Pole and the beautiful Upper Gardens.

Saturday, Dec. 26

Today, Fr. Vidal greets visitors on a sanctuary lantern tour. More lantern tours will be offered later in the year.

Christmas Day

Today, sunlight shines through St. Joseph’s Grove.

Christmas Eve

Today, take a walk down the cultural shrine path in the dark.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Today, take a walk to the Meditation Chapel at dusk.

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Today, enjoy the Servite Monastery, Rose Garden and the owls at dusk.

Monday, Dec. 21

Today, lights shine outside the Visitor Center, where we welcome everyone to come and visit us this Christmas.

Sunday, Dec. 20

Today, enjoy a song of praise to God at the entrance to the Chapel of Mary.

Saturday, Dec. 19

Today, take a walk past some of the cultural shrines at Christmas.

Friday, Dec. 18

Today, take a visit to St. Anne’s Chapel. Built in 1934, it is the oldest structure at The Grotto.

Thursday, Dec. 17

Today, take a walk in a little bit of rain … and a few puddles on the way.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Today, view the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother and the Statue of the Assumption of Mary as the sun peaks through the trees.

It is still a beautiful time to visit the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Today, enjoy the last few days of autumn at The Grotto.

Monday, Dec. 14

Today, view Saturday’s early morning celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Sunday, Dec. 13

Today, enjoy the view from the overlook, high above The Grotto, including the Statue of Mary, Our Mother.

Friday, Dec. 11

Today, view the beautiful Chapel of Mary, prepared for Advent.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Today, listen to the music of the wind … and the occasional owl.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Today, enjoy this squirrel having lunch in our beautiful sanctuary. The Grotto is 62 acres of forest and gardens in the middle of a busy city.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Today, view a few of the cultural shrines in the Upper Gardens, decorated for the season.

Monday, Dec. 7

Today, enjoy the tranquil sounds of raindrops falling on the Peace Garden ponds.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Today, view the beautiful Via Matris as the fog begins to lift.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Today, the Sisters who minister at The Grotto have decorated the shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Christmas.

Friday, Dec. 4

Today, talk a walk on a rainy autumn day.

Thursday, Dec. 3

Today, a fern in the Upper Gardens dances in the wind.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Today, take a walk at sunset.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Today, a sweet little bird praises the Lord in song in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, Nov. 30

Today, take a walk through the Upper Gardens, where the sun is shining through the morning fog.

Sunday, Nov. 29

Today, take a foggy morning walk through the Upper Gardens.

Saturday, Nov. 28

Today, listen to the joyful sounds of nature, recorded on Thanksgiving Day in the Upper Gardens.

Friday, Nov. 27

Today, take a walk along the Via Matris (Way of the Mother) in the Upper Gardens.
The Via Matris was installed in 1930.To learn more about the Via Matris, please click here.

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26

Today, take a look around the closed Upper Gardens at Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Today, take a walk near the entrance to the Peace Garden, where the vibrant colors of fall surround you.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Today, take a walk past a few of the shrines located on the multicultural path in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, Nov. 23

Today, take a quiet walk by the woods which surround The Grotto.

Sunday, Nov. 22

Today, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue near the Monastery is framed by the wonderful colors of fall.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Today, the beautiful colors of the season light up a forested path.

Friday, Nov. 20

Today, take a look around the Peace Garden after an autumn rain.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Today, enjoy the tranquil sounds of the fountain in the middle of the Rose Garden, where the Statue of the Assumption of Mary stands.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Today, after rainy days … the sun shines.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Today, take a late-evening stroll through the Rose Garden near the Monastery.

Monday, Nov. 16

Today, listen to the tranquil sounds of rainfall in the Upper Gardens.

Sunday, Nov. 15

Today, stroll through the extraordinary colors of autumn found in the sanctuary gardens.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Today, the autumn winds leave behind a carpet of crunchy leaves.

Friday, Nov. 13

Today, the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue welcomes all who come to The Grotto.

This statue is located near the entrance on the lower level. The lower level is free to all throughout the year.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Today, listen to the sounds of a Pacific Northwest forest, as Fr. Vidal stops to listen to the crows in the woods surrounding the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Today, the Peace Pole in the Upper Gardens shares the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in English, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Today, the entrance to The Grotto is a palette of fall colors.

You can find our entrance at NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard in Portland, Oregon.

Monday, Nov. 9

Today, walk the red carpet of autumn leaves which brighten the garden paths.

Sunday, Nov. 8

Today, visit the Calvary Statue, surrounded by the colors of autumn. This statue is the first thing you see as you arrive at The Grotto.

Saturday, Nov. 7

Today, take a walk through St. Joseph’s Grove in the Upper Gardens.

Friday, Nov. 6

Today, experience the beautiful setting of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue, located near the Monastery in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, Nov. 5

Today, Fr. Vidal takes us on a November walk through the tranquil Peace Garden.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Today, see the unique view of the Rose Garden from the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother, where the Servite Friars reside.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Today, we welcome November, and all the glorious color it brings.

Monday, Nov. 2

Today, take a walk down a private lane to the grave of Servite Fr. Ambrose Mayer, founder of The Grotto in 1924.

To learn more about Fr. Ambrose and the history of The Grotto, please click here.

Sunday, Nov. 1

Today, visit St. Philip Benizi’s Retreat on the lower level.

Servite St. Philip Benizi

Born in 1233 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 died in 1268. This so distressed Philip that he fled and lived in a cave until the papal election was over.

This shrine, built in 1927, is one of the earliest installations at The Grotto, and represents his 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. His 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 Order of Friar Servants of Mary. To learn more about the Servites, please click here.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Today, as the season nears its end, we take a peak at the last of the roses in the Rose Garden.

Friday, Oct. 20

Today, the sun shines through the trees and lights up the autumn leaves.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Today, Fr. Vidal encounters a coyote while on a walk. The Grotto is surrounded by a forest full of wildlife.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Today, visit the Statue of St. Jude Thaddeus.

This statue was installed in 1976. It is located in The Grotto Upper Gardens, and is one of the first statues you will see upon entering the gardens. It is surrounded by tall firs and flowering shrubs, next to the great lawn.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Today, Fr. Vidal takes us on a special stroll down a private access road at The Grotto.

Monday, Oct. 26

Today, experience the beautiful view from the Meditation Chapel in the Upper Gardens.

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. On a clear day, Mt. Rainier is also visible.

The chapel is 1,500 square feet in size, built of polished granite and glass walls. It was built in 1991.

When you are inside the building, you are physically looking out from the top portion of a large cross that is lit 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.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 25

Today, experience the Upper Gardens at sunset, including the beautiful Via Matris (Way of the Mother) in the distance.

Stay tuned next week for information about lantern tours of the Upper Gardens at dusk during December.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Today, take a walk at sunset down the multicultural shrine path. Visit Our Lady of Czestochowa, Our Lady of Lavang, Dambana and Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Stay tuned next week for information on lantern tours offered at dusk in December.

Friday, Oct. 23

Today, experience the spectacular sunset view from the Meditation Chapel, where you can watch the planes take off and land from Portland International Airport.

Thursday, Oct. 22

Today, the beautiful Via Matris glows in the early evening light. To learn more about the Via Matris, please click here.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Today, the greens of The Grotto are a feast for your eyes.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Today, walk a portion and view the spectacular surroundings of the labyrinth, located in the Upper Gardens.

Monday, Oct. 19

Today, spend a restful moment in St. Joseph’s Grove.

Sunday, Oct. 18

Today, listen to the glorious sounds of God’s creation, heard in the forest which surrounds The Grotto.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Today, enjoy the light coming through the trees as we take a walk down a private lane that leads to the Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother.

Friday, Oct. 16

Today, go on a peaceful morning walk in the rain through the Via Matris (Way of the Mother) in the Upper Gardens.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Today, go for an early morning stroll down the multicultural shrine path. Visit Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dambana, Our Lady of Lavang, and Our Lady of Czestochowa.

Somehow The Grotto seems even more peaceful in the rain.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Today, take an evening walk to beautiful St. Anne’s Chapel in the Upper Gardens.

This small, chapel-like building honors St. Anne, the mother of Mary.
Built in 1934 to house the Blessed Sacrament during the first United State Marian Congress, it is the oldest building at The Grotto.

The building continued to serve as a chapel until The Grotto’s Chapel of Mary was built in 1955. Now, St . Anne’s Chapel houses numerous Madonna paintings from many countries.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Today, view the beautiful statues honoring Our Lady of Lourdes glow in the evening light. These statues are located on the cliff near the elevator to the Upper Gardens.

Monday, Oct. 12

Today, enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest in the sunshine … and in the rain.

Sunday, Oct. 11

Today, the Via Matris glows in the fading light.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Today, we celebrate all creatures great and small.

Friday, Oct. 9

Today, visit the Lithuanian Wayside Shrine in the morning mist.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Today, visit Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Polish Wayside Shrine located on the multicultural shrine path in the Upper Gardens.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Today, the evening light shines through the trees surrounding the Glorious Mysteries, located on the Mysteries of the Rosary path in the Upper Gardens.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Today, enjoy a stroll in the garden at sunset.