bool(false)

Blessing of the Animals

The Annual Blessing of the Animals will be a little different this year, due to the pandemic restrictions. Blessings will take place immediately after the three Masses this Sunday, Oct. 4, the Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi. You may sign up for one of three time slots: 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 1:15 […]
READ MORE
Share:

Autumn Hours Begin

September Hours Gardens and Gift Shop: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Upper Garden admission sold 5:30 p.m. Chapel closes at 6 p.m. Visitor Center: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visiting Guidelines Additional Masses Added The Grotto is pleased to announce the addition of an 8 a.m. Sunday Mass beginning in September. Additionally, Mass will be […]
READ MORE
Share:

Labor Day Weekend

The Grotto is Open! Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. daily. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. daily Visiting Guidelines Mass Information Additional Masses Added The Grotto is pleased to announce the addition of an 8 a.m. Sunday Mass beginning in September. Additionally, Mass will be celebrated every Saturday at […]
READ MORE
Share:

Grotto Welcomes New Rector

New Servite Leadership The Grotto’s Fr. Eugene Smith, OSM, (left) and Fr. Don Siple, OSM, to lead Province Fr. Eugene Smith, OSM, has been elected to the role of Prior Provincial for the Order of Friar Servants of Mary – USA, and has joined the Servite Community of Our Lady of Sorrows in Chicago. Fr. Don […]
READ MORE
Share:

Daily Spiritual Reflections

This post contains all the Daily Reflections from when The Grotto was closed during the outbreak of Covid-19. Friday, June 12 You are welcome here … here to this holy, quiet place where God’s love is reflected in the beauty of His creation, in the smiles of our staff and in the prayers of the […]
READ MORE
Share:

Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen! These ancient words of the Church’s tradition announce the joy of the Lord’s resurrection. They celebrate the victory of Christ over death.Christ’s victory is our victory. Our lives are busy and full of many things. Easily we become overwhelmed with all the busyness and demands of life. Sometimes […]
READ MORE
Share:

Holy Saturday

April 11 – Holy Saturday From an Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday “Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has […]
READ MORE
Share:

Good Friday

A Prayer for Good Friday Lord, on the cross you show me how loved I am. You willingly gave your life that I may live. You forgive my sins, take away my shame, heal my wounded heart and hear my cries for peace. Your cross is my sign of hope. As I look upon the […]
READ MORE
Share:

Temporary Closure

“Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order In accordance with the Governor’s order Friday evening for all citizens to “Stay home, Stay healthy,” The Grotto has made the very difficult decision to temporarily close. We are unsure when we will reopen at this time, but we promise to open our chapel, gardens and shops as soon as […]
READ MORE
Share:

To Our Community…

Upper Gardens Free through Sunday, March 15 “As we confront this widespread outbreak, The Grotto stands united with all who suffer here and throughout the world. Like the Mother of God, who stood by the Cross of her son, offering hope in his suffering, we desire to be a hopeful presence to all at this time. […]
READ MORE
Share: