As we celebrate the beauty and wonder of our planet in April, take a moment to reconnect with the very essence of Earth itself.

Stroll through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden. This path meanders through 11 acres of woodland and Coldbrook Creek also flows through this corner of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids Marywood Campus.

Bronze sculptures by Artists Mic Carlson illustrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi, each step along the path inviting you to quiet contemplative moments, stillness, meditation, and prayer.

Breathe the fresh air and let the wonders of Creation embrace you as you find a moment of stillness and reflection.

No matter the reason or season, your senses will be rewarded.

Let’s remember that our Earth is not just a resource to be exploited, but a living, breathing ecosystem that sustains and nurtures us.