Prayer Garden Symbols
In 2011, the 8th grade graduating class gifted St. Charles Parish with a Prayer Garden. They worked together to create a place where others can find comfort, peace and joy. Through the generosity of parishioners, statues, a wall fountain and arbor have been added in the years since.
Come enjoy a walk through St. Charles Prayer Garden. The Holy Family Garden, Lifetime Garden & Pentecostal Garden are new areas of interest.
You’re invited to visit the garden often and see what each new season brings. Symbols of the Holy Trinity and Mary will be found there, as well. Stop by and see if you can find all 12 of the following Catholic symbols:
1 Grapevine cross symbolizes God’s love for us in sending his Only Son to die on the cross.
2 Bird feeders represent the Old and New Testaments.
3 Birdhouses stand for faith, hope and love.
4 Large rocks are the 4 gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
5 Silver chimes recall the Torah or Law, the first 5 books of the Old Testament
6 Days of creation, depicted on the sidewalk.
7 Sacraments: Baptism, reconciliation, first communion, confirmation, marriage, Holy Orders, anointing of the sick, depicted on the sidewalk.
8 Rose of Sharon plants stand for the 8 beatitudes.
9 Stepping stones reveal the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
10 Commandments, depicted on the sidewalk.
11 Plants in the Pentecostal Garden Symbolize the 11 faithful disciples.
12 Small stones with crosses represent the 12 points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.
The garden continues to grow with the addition of Memory Lane. Stars in this area of the garden have names of loved ones who have left us. If you’d like to purchase a star in memory of a loved one and have it displayed in the Prayer Garden ($10), please call Jenny at (262) 767-0740.