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Instruments of Hope Meditation Sculpture Garden Dedication

Dedication of Phase I: Saint Francis Sculpture Garden - Sunday, June 12 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sculptor Mic Carlson, dressed as St. Francis leads the children toward the Meditation and Sculpture Garden.

Sculptor Mic Carlson, dressed as St. Francis leads the children toward the Meditation and Sculpture Garden. /Instruments of Hope

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On Sunday, June 12 at 1 p.m.,  the dedication for Phase One of the Saint Francis Sculpture Garden for Prayer and Meditation will begin with an introduction by Mark Siegrist, President of Instruments of Hope.

The garden is a collaborative effort made possible by Instruments of Hope, sculptor Mic Carlson and several volunteers and donors. Located on the grounds of Marywood, Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, the walking meditation path is set in a quiet, corner of the campus and the walking path has several statues of St. Francis created by artist Mic Carlson.

The statues of Saint Francis and the windmill are strategically placed to create a peaceful atmosphere. The Sculpture Garden is open to the public and handicap accessible. There are benches located throughout the garden.

Some of the special guests who will be a part of the dedication ceremony are local musicians Tom and Marcia Good; Father Joachim Lally, C.S.P.  will read "The Canticle of the Creatures" by Saint Francis. (Saint Francis is known worldwide as the saint of animals and the environment.) In addition, the Gathering Thunder Drum Circle will play drum prayers throughout the wooded area and winding pathways.

Those who have been instrumental in the formation of the garden thus far will be recognized for their time and talent. There will also be a walking tour of the pathways and sculpture sites of Phase One of the Eastside Sculpture Garden.

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