In the gardens at St. Michael Church, School and Cemeteries are roses, lilies, azaleas, hollyhocks and a variety of bulbs and flowering bushes. Nobody knows all their names or who planted them, but many of them started as blooming plants on the church altar on an Easter morning. They are the work of many hands over the years.
In addition to the plantings around most of the buildings, there are two shrine gardens. One is behind the rectory and barn where a beautiful statue of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, faces out over the graves of our first parishioners. The other is a small shrine tucked away beside the road that runs along the river in the new cemetery and is dedicated to prayers for the unborn. Both places invite peace, serenity, reflection and prayer.
Some of the gardens will need to be moved when work begins on the church, but for now the hope is to keep up what we have, neat and ready for visitors. The gardens are the work of many hands over the years, and students are always welcome and fun. If you are interested in helping for an hour or so, you are welcome.
Contact: Ellie Dowling