Wednesday, December 2

The Grotto - Portland, Oregon

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 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.

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.

Another thing I admired is the religious wood carving depicting the life of Jesus.

It was another lifetime experienced for all of us. It was a three hours drive from Seattle, yet it was all worth it.
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gracious said... visited the Grotto :) Maybe we could meet up the next time you drive down to Oregon :)