Outdoor Prayer Spaces at OLC

REFLECT ON GOD'S GOODNESS IN A NATURAL SETTING          
 

Outdoor Chapel Our gazebo prayer center is focused on the beauty of OLC’s greenery and majestic arbor arches. Within this peaceful setting, you can see nature all around you, as you savor the stillness that sustains prayer. Read, pray, or simply rest in the presence of a loving Creator. 


Outdoor Stations of the Cross Walk with Jesus as you remember the last hours of his earthly life. Come face-to-face with his accusers, his solace-givers, his taunters, his ever-faithful mother and disciples. Pause at each station and meditate on the unconditional love of Jesus for you personally. Speak from your heart a prayer of thanks and gratitude. 






Beatitude Trail The Beatitudes have been spoken of as God’s blueprint for a good life! With quotes from Scripture and prayerful reflections in hand, your steps will take you from one Beatitude sculpture to the next, all in the natural beauty of OLC’s seasonal landscape. Blessed are the meek…Blessed are those that mourn…place yourself in each setting and consider your response to God’s challenge. A unique way to exercise your body, mind and spirit! 


Remembrance Rosary As you walk the stone path to our Remembrance Rosary, keep your eyes of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Place your intentions in her loving hands as you proceed to the Rosary. Each stone – representing a bead of the rosary – bears the name of someone very close to a member of the OLC extended community… remember them in your prayers. An angel statuary “bears witness” to the dated stones that remind us of stillborn and unborn children, grieved by their parents and our community. Memory boxes for the children are buried in this sacred soil. Teak benches surround the entire Rosary and provide a peaceful spot for quiet meditation. Peace abounds on Calvary’s hill!











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