Sunrise at the Cross at the Mary Mother of Priests Tribute Garden

View of the Day: Sunrise at the Cross

A Handmaid News, Priests Garden

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!

View of the Day

A Handmaid News, Priests Garden

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.

Reflection: Fire in the Garden?

Scott Maentz Priests Garden

If you glance at this photo, you might do a double take and wonder what’s on fire in the Mary Mother of Priests Tribute Garden. Or what’s wrong with the camera. The answer is nothing. What you are seeing is the distorted reflection of the sunset on a white metal panel on the southern side of the garden. It isn’t …

Mary Mother of Priests Garden – Blessing and Installation of First Set of Names

A Handmaid News, Priests, Priests Garden

Before concluding her second term of office as our Mother Prioress, Mother Marietta enjoyed one of her last ‘official’ acts as Mother in late September 2019: Taking a powered screw driver in hand and attaching the very first name plate of a priest we intended to honor in our Mary Mother of Priests Tribute Garden. Naturally, the priest in question …