Family memorials seed parish ‘Meditation Garden’

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Good News at St. John the Baptist in Jordan

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Meditation Garden

A meditation garden greets visitors to the parish office at St. John the Baptist in Jordan. Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit

Pamela Beckius, parish administrator, sent the following news about the garden: “Three years ago, when a member of St. John’s parish in Jordan died, her family requested that her memorials be used for a Meditation Garden at the parish. Her family (several are members of St. John and neighboring St. Michael in Prior Lake) and many volunteers from St. John have transformed a rather unattractive area into a beautiful entrance to our parish offices and 24-hour adoration chapel. Arborvitae trees, shrubs, hostas, day lilies and nearly 2,000 daffodils line the walkways and patio. A statue of the Blessed Virgin, a fountain, bird feeders and benches enhance the meditative spirit. The family and volunteers have continued to provide financial and physical maintenance.”

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