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by Rebecca Sontag The first known garden to be officially dedicated to the Virgin Mary bore little resemblance to the idea of the “Mary Garden” we know today. It was not filled with purely ornamental flowers, decorative topiaries and manicured nooks punctuated here and there with lovely statuary. This particular

The staff at The Cathedral worked many hours to decorate the altar. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
by Rebecca Sontag Easter is everything. Easter is God’s ultimate gift of love, mercy and sacrifice. It is how we are reconciled, where we find forgiveness and hope. It is where death is overcome by life everlasting. But in the rush for the next season or the next holiday, we

Our 2018 reader Mary Garden contest concludes this month. Veronica Crusham took first place with a photo of the 60-year-old Sayler Park garden owned by her mother, Mary Cipriani. Second place goes to Jane Maurer of Botkins, whose husband, Rick, made the grotto next to their pond. Michael English took

3rd Place, Trey Rouse and Daughter Marissa in Show us your Mary Garden.
Catholic Telegraph Mary Garden Photo Contest Who can enter? Any readers of “The Catholic Telegraph,” from anywhere in the country. What are we looking for? Photos of your garden featuring a statue of Mary or other Catholic statues, plantings, or elements. Enter as many photos as you like, as often

3rd Place, Trey Rouse and Daughter Marissa in Show us your Mary Garden.
Catholic Telegraph Mary Garden Photo Contest Who can enter? Any readers of “The Catholic Telegraph,” from anywhere in the country. What are we looking for? Photos of your garden featuring a statue of Mary or other Catholic statues, plantings, or elements. Enter as many photos as you like, as often

2nd Place Mary Cole in Show us your Mary Garden.
Congratulations to our Mary Garden photo contest winners for July. Lisa House took first prize with her photo of her statue of Our Lady crowned with lavender flowers next to purple clematis. Christine Noble of Anderson Township came in second with a photo of her Marian rose garden and rose

A reader sent in these photos for our ongoing Mary Garden photo contest. Although the contest is for home gardens, we wanted to feature the hard work of fourth and fifth-grade Girl Scouts at St. Christopher Parish. After learning about Marian flowers and Marian gardens for their gardening badge, the

Dennis Charek Mary Garden 1st place
First place: Dennis Charek, Dayton, Mary Garden in spring Second place: Mary Lynn Cole, grandchildren with container Mary Garden they made at a Good Shepherd Parish function Third place: Trey Rouse, him and daughter Marissa after completing their Mary Garden father-daughter project on Mother’s Day Now accepting Mary Garden photo

Students from Seton High School in Cincinnati worked to spruce up the grounds around the High School.

My Mary garden is in an enclosed bed along the back wall of my garage, and is in full sun. The brick wall makes a nice backdrop but gets too hot for my original plan, which was to grow annual Morning Glories up twine staked to hooks in the wall