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Mary Garden

Our third garden is the Mary Garden.

The smaller of our three lovely gardens, the Mary Garden, is located directly behind the sanctuary on Anson Street, and is open to the public for meditation.

The Mary Garden has a particularly special meaning to us here at St. Johannes, because it was dedicated in December 2005 by The Most Reverend Robert Baker, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston. This garden focuses on a statue of Mary which is youthful and innocent in appearance, as she holds her son, Jesus. Flowers in the garden are all symbolic of Mary by tradition. In the center of the garden is a fountain made of an old millstone found in the Ansonborough neighborhood in the early 1900's. At night the fountain and statue of Mary are lit. The waters of the fountain "dance" on the wall behind, flickering on a cross.