Take a Tour: Memorial Garden


The Memorial Garden lies east of the church building. A shaded and tranquil hide-away suitable for prayer and meditation, it honors the memories of parishioners, friends, and family members. The garden features brick pathways and wooden benches surrounded by trees and shrubbery. A bronze statue of Saint Francis (right), sculpted by Spiro Anargyros, stands in the northeast corner. Nearer the church, a wrought-iron screen that holds inscribed brass plaques incorporates the butterfly, a symbol of new life.

The annual blossoming of the flowering dogwood tree  in the garden’s courtyard (below) proclaims the theme of renewal in our own lives.

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