St. Patrick's Church on Lafayette Street in Kennett will be building a grotto and garden this spring in the courtyard between the church and the school.
As Father Chris Rodgers wrote to his parishioners:
"The vacant land between our Church and School was for decades the place
of our parish convent and the home of the Sisters of St. Joseph who taught in our parish school.
As such, the ground is holy. Our project will recapture that holiness, creating a welcoming path
and entrance in the shape of a Celtic cross, a shrine on the convent porch and a garden with
benches, beauty and life. The ground that housed our Religious Sisters will once again be a
place of welcome, reflection and prayer for many years to come."
You can see plans for the garden are on the church's website as well as on signs at both ends of the courtyard.