National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother - The Grotto 


Portland, OR

Servite Fr. Ambrose Mayer, OSM founded the shrine as an act of gratitude to God for an answer to a prayer for his mother. She was close to death as a result of childbirth. Fr. Mayer, a boy at the time, promised to do something great for God if his mother survived.

The Grotto is 62 acres of shrines, gardens, pathways and ponds.

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NE 85th Avenue & Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97294-0008


For information call:  (503) 254-7371