Our Garden as a Cosmos
Planning for a native garden on the RSHM property began in 2015 when it was necessary to remove one of the buildings. The General Chapter in 2013 which guided the community was very focused on deeper awareness of the interconnectedness of all creation and inspired by the new leadership of Pope Francis and his Encyclical, Laudato Si'. This teaching embraces all of creation, is sensitive to all other creatures that share this planet, and reminds humans, that "We are part of nature and included in it." So, the RSHM garden become a native garden containing a diversity of plants that provide a rich habitat for wildlife food, cover and breeding sites. Our garden is a cosmos. There is much to be learned from it, a place "to deepen our thinking, feeling and acting as one body for mission."