Created as a quiet sanctuary for meditation, prayer, inspiration and renewal, the Prayer Garden at St. Mary's provides a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere to find inner peace as one connects with God. Our Prayer Garden welcomes all to enjoy God's presence through His glorious creation.
The initial donation for the Prayer Garden was a gift from the Bishop Quinn Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in honor of the 50th anniversary of St. Mary's. The design for the garden by Bill Shelton was a Celtic Cross with the cross and circle within the cross being the walkway and the four quadrants formed by the circle being the actual garden. The first seeds planted in the Prayer Garden were from the Nash Prairie and the garden was dedicated on November 4, 2007 with holy water, incense (representing fire), and seeds thrown by parishioners to represent the wind. Mary's Garden is to the side of the parish hall. Named for the Virgin Mary, it adds to the tranquility, peacefulness and beauty of the Prayer Garden.