About this Sacred Place
Dedicated in 2005 and located behind St. Anthony’s Church is a community Peace and Remembrance Garden, enclosed on three sides by the church building and the rectory, providing individuals with an opportunity to nourish their souls in quiet meditation and contemplation. The garden also serves as a place for community gatherings of both the parish and the greater community. Visitors enter the garden through a forest of Peace Poles, eight feet high and individually decorated with participation from Christian and Muslim faith communities, as well as public and private schools. The garden’s stone path leads to a bubbling Peace Fountain — the focal point of the garden, built to accentuate the desire for peace across languages and cultures and the power it can have — and a columbarium for the deceased. The Peace and Remembrance Garden truly is a place of respite for those in need of comfort, or simply for a moment of silence in the midst of a diversely bustling community. It is a resource for the whole community, available to individuals of all faiths as well as businesses and groups who wish to honor those who have passed.