The Wayside Shrine at St Ann’s has recently received lots of tender loving care. Over the last few years, the Shrine had experienced flooding and mud slide damage which worsened each time it rained. The Knights of Columbus offered to remedy the problem and installed a trench to redirect the rainwater to flow out to the grass area versus the inside of the Shrine. They braved the coldest and one of the most windy days in January to accomplish this work for our Blessed Mother. We are so grateful for Steven Klespis, Head Knight, who authorized the project, Tom Bailey, the original builder of the Shrine who designed the trench solution and all the other Knights who came out to do this hard work! Blessed Mother smilies on her Knights!
The second surprise for Our Lady’s Shrine came from Raul Montes, a high school student, who designed a garden improvement project. He volunteered to plant a new garden for the Blessed Mother, and this work would help him earn his Eagle Scout Badge. Raul, his Father and some fellow Eagle Scouts worked to plant a new garden with heat resistant flowers and plants. The flowers and new brick work look beautiful! Finally, our wonderful St Ann’s Maintenance Representative, Jose, coordinated the installation of some sprinkler heads so the garden could be watered. We could see the hand of the Blessed Mother in all parts of this project coming together. The Schoenstatt Mothers wish to thank Father Henry Petter for authorizing this project, Jennifer Lindsey who helped us so much in the overall coordination, The Knights of Columbus and Raul Montes for giving their time and working so hard to make the Wayside Shrine a beautiful place for Mary! We keep you all in our prayers. May Our Blessed Mother shower her graces on you and your families and the St Ann’s Parish.
The Schoenstatt Mothers of St Ann’s