The heart of the shrine is Our Lady’s Grotto, a rock cave carved into the base of a 110-foot cliff. A life-size marble replica of Michelangelo’s Pietà is featured in its center.
Last Thanksgiving weekend, my family went to The Grotto at Portland, Oregon. The Grotto is the national name of the National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful Mother.
The Grotto provides welcoming environment, the beautiful trees and flowers that surrounds the entire 62-acre sanctuary. The way of the cross are carve on the stones and are scattered all over the place.
The beautiful garden in the middle of the place provides serenity and peacefulness.
It was another lifetime experienced for all of us. It was a three hours drive from Seattle, yet it was all worth it.