From time-to-time The Grotto embarks on special projects to enhance its grounds. Below you will find several different projects currently underway to enhance the reflective space. We hope you will support these important endeavors as we always aim to keep The Grotto as a place of solitude and peace.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine at The Grotto
The Grotto is planning a new shrine in the Upper Level Gardens to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. This shrine will illustrate the story of Our Lady’s appearance to Juan Diego at Tepeyac.
The Grotto is honored to have the Oregon Knights of Columbus supporting this project; please join them and us in helping make this shrine a reality.
Chapel of Mary Restoration/Renovation Project
The beautiful Chapel of Mary at The Grotto was built in 1955; after more than five decades of use, it is now showing the ravages of time, inside and out. On the interior, the original paint is flaking and showing water damage from prior roof leaks; the electrical system must be upgraded to modern standards, and the original frescoes on the walls need to be restored and preserved. On the exterior of the chapel, roof work is necessary, and the stonework requires repair and refurbishment: moss and mold need to be removed, and the stone and grout must be cleaned and resealed.
The Grotto hopes to restore and renovate the Chapel in the not-too-distant future. Your support of this project will extend the life of the chapel and make it safer and more inviting to all who gather here for prayer, consolation, comfort, and healing. God bless you for your generosity.
Dambana, Filipino Faith Shrine
The Dambana, the Filipino Faith Shrine, is the newest shrine on the upper level at The Grotto. It is the third shrine to be installed and complements the Polish Shrine as well as the Lithuanian Shrine. Please help support the up-keep of this beautiful shrine by donating to it today.
For more information, please contact Dolly Sprecht
or website http://www.dambana.org