A black and white photo of the Cross at our Mary Mother of Priests Garden. A stark but beautiful image of our only hope, the Cross of Christ.
Summer skies at the Mary, Mother of Priests Tribute Garden. Even though we wake up in the very same place every day and see the same hills and valleys and skies, it is really just a glimpse of the infinite ways God can delight to make the ‘same old thing’ different each and every time in its beauty and wonder.
While we often share views from around the property, sunrise at the Mary, Mother of Priests Garden is always a prayerful treat. Even obscuring fog only adds to the beauty as the sun struggles to rise above the mist even as it’s rays begin to lift and burn off these earthbound clouds. When the fog is this dense, the garden …
With the recent answered prayers for rain…and fixed water lines, our gardens have been much happier of late. The Priest Garden’s bushes and shrubs have had some relief from the heat and dry conditions while their fellow gardens around Mater Dei house are providing beautiful flowers for the Chapel and Oratories and tasty vegetables for the table!
Initially, when the Stations of the Cross were erected in the Phase I Mary Mother of Priests Garden, we didn’t notice that atop the posts were small solar panels and that the edges of the trim on the posts would illuminate at night. These photos are from October. Now, in June, we can look out an enjoy God’s natural wonder …
It felt a little more like winter recently so here is a photo of about all the snow we had when it really was winter. A dusting of snow turned the Mary, Mother of Priests Garden, a little white in contrast to the dark hills and sky. Regardless, it was a beautiful view still.
Like the Easter hymn “Now the Green Blade Riseth” we can enjoy watching even something as simple as a blade of grass springing up this Eastertide around the Mary, Mother of Priests Garden. Yes, Love is come again. We’ve been grateful for the rains of late, as it means less need to set up this sprinkler. God always provides.
Spring is a wonderful season in East Tennessee. In the soft rolling hills of this area, sunrise and sunset are special treats. It’s worth the trek up the hill to see the first rays of the Sun falling on the new Cross at the Mary Mother of Priests Garden. A bit of Easter glory each morning. Deo Gratias!
A peek at the new cross added recently to the Mary Mother of Priests Garden. Happy and joyous Easter!
Though storms approach (literally in the Tennessee River valley today and tonight) and the Triduum is nearly upon us, the sun and flowers overlooking the garden are shouting that Easter lies ahead.
Without much irony, God’s Providence has given us another cross at a time when the world is feeling the weight of the cross of the COVID pandemic. This one however, is a simple wooden one, placed just east of the Mary, Mother of Priests Tribute Garden. Just about a week before Good Friday this cross was placed in the ground …
Just an update from our Mary Mother of Priests Tribute Garden. If rocks could talk they would say the Knights have a heart for Our Lady.
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