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THE Groto on Christmas Eve Portland,Oregon



Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr.
We started our Christmas and New Years in Portland we had a wonderful experience first meeting with our son Max's new family. Caitlin his wife and son Kenji Michael Miller our new grandson , Caitlins, mother father and sister.
On December 24, 2009 we met at the Groto.

"The Groto is a place of sollitude, peace and prayer." This beautiful 62 acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden is  administered by the order of Friar Servants of Mary. The GROTO offers a spectacular natural gallery of religious art with more than a hundred gracefully scluptured statues and shrines nestled along it's flower-lined pathways,and winding under towering firs. Peaceful reflecting ponds,cliffside vistas and  award-winning architecture offer inspiration for all who visit this  gallery in the woods. Amide this natural beauty this outdoor Cathedral is such a breath taking experience to behold.

Visitors from many lands find inspiration and peace,just as we all did meeting for the very first time ever, both families were elated and overwhelmed with joy.

What a great place for our first meeting, I must say our daughter Rachel choose this most wonderful place for our meeting. 

Warm Regards from Kitakyushu City ,Japan.
Hank & Keiko Miller