Tue 11 Oct, 2011
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Knights of Columbus, Meditation Garden, Tucson, Volunteers, Walking Trail
It was supposed to be a Zen-like garden but ended up too hot and dry to use. So earlier this year friends of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration began transforming the monastery’s private meditation garden and walking trail into a space they could actually use.
“The rocks and the cacti – while striking to look at – created a space that just wasn’t conducive to relaxation for prayer and meditation,” Prioress Sister Ramona Varela, OSB said. “Instead we desired a place that was shady and inviting, attracting birds and other wildlife.”
Recently, volunteers began planting more than 40 plants and trees donated from an area nursery.