We don’t think it is a coincident that Branches’ Rosary Garden broke ground during Holy Week. As Christ brought new life to His body and us, we are bring new life (purpose) to our land and hopefully to the prayers of the people who use the garden.
Also, we are blessed that our Rosary Garden has begun during this year of the 100 Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. Truly, Our Lady of Fatima’s message, Pray the Rosary, is alive at Branches.
Construction is in progress. More photos will be added as they become available. We are most thankful for our volunteers and the St. Vincent de Paul H.O.P.E. fund for making Phase 1 of Branches’ Rosary Garden a reality. All for the love of Jesus through Mary.
Clearing the land
Digging the holes
Foundation holes are dug
Moving crush stone
Setting the forms
Leveling the forms.
Footers are poured
Foundations are up to grade
Filling the blocks with concrete
Jimmy cutting the stone
Adding the decorative stone
Pillars to hold the Mysteries of the Rosary markers
Thanking my brother, Bill, for transporting the benches from Lancaster to Seneca Lake.
Brother Bill, Deb and friends are delivering the benches to Seneca Lake.
Most thankful for Bill.
Up the driveway we go.
Slow and steady.
Thank you, Bill for delivering the benches.
Zach backfilling the foundation holes.
Grading the topsoil.
Stabilizing the benches as Zach moves them.
Steady as we move the benches.
Moving the benches.
Placing a Miraculous Medal in Mary’s pedestal.
Mircaulous Medal placed in the Blessed Mother’s pedestal.
Leveling the bluestone cap.
Raising our Blessed Mother statue. So thankful for Jimmy.
Guiding our Blessed Mother statue.
Our hearts are overflowing with joy to see this beautiful statue of Our Lady in a place of honor. Beyond excited.
Backfilling, grading the topsoil, placing the benches, setting the bluestone, and installing Our Lady’s statue…..today was a good day.
Placing a Rosary in the hands of Our Lady.
Feeling very happy.
Zach delivering mulch.
Jimmy setting the bluestone caps.
Jimmy placing the Mysteries of the Rosary markers.
Thank you to the Diocese of Buffalo for the donation of the markers.
Thank you Brenda for painting a fresh coat on Our Lady statue.
After speaking to the assembly at the end of Mass about Branches, a beautiful couple, Mary and Tom, came to Branches to see our property. When they visited they could clearly see there was much yard work to be done. Mary and Tom return a few hours later, dressed in work clothes to help. We never asked for help and we never met Mary and Tom until today. They just showed up to help. Wow! Truly, God is good.
Donna planting the garden.
The garden is planted and mulched.
Branches’ Rosary Garden phase 1 is completed. Thank you to our supporters and volunteers!
We welcome you to visit Branches’ Rosary Garden. It is just beautiful.