St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, holds a special place in our hearts, as noted by the annual blessing of the animals and in a garden named in his honor.
Located in a small sunny spot near the entrance to the nursery, the garden was created upon the renovation of Spencer Hall. It’s filled with colorful flowers, interesting stepping stones and animal statuary, and was created by the Gardening Angels for children and adults to explore the wonders of God’s Creation. It also serves as a place for pets’ ashes to be buried.
You are invited to celebrate St. Francis Day by taking a short stroll in this garden and enjoy discovering stepping stones in the shape of animals, occasional bunnies, butterflies, chipmunks, insects – and even a toad house.
St. Michael’s Gardening Angels wishes you a blessed St. Francis celebration!