St. Mary’s Community Garden


There are two different video meditations to help you reflect as you sit in the graden, if you would like to use them please CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE
This meditation is written and read by P.Jones, and is for personal reflection only

Readings & Poems:

The Quiet Garden Prayer

Oh Lord Jesus

true gardener

work in us what you want of us,

For you are indeed the true gardener

at once, maker and tiller

and keeper of your garden

you who plant with the word,

water with the spirit

and give your increase

with your power.

Cisterician Guerric of Igny 12th century

Psalm twenty-three for busy people

The Lord is my Pace-setter, I shall not rush;

He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals.

He provides me with images of stillness,

which restore my serenity.

He leads me in ways of efficiency

through calmness of mind,

and His guidance is peace.

Even though I have a great many things

to accomplish each day,

I will not fret, for His presence is here;

His timelessness, His all importance,

will keep me in balance.

He prepares refreshment and renewal

in the midst of my activity

by anointing my mind with His oils of tranquility.

My cup of joyous energy overflows.

Surely harmony and effectiveness

shall be the fruits of my hours;

for I shall walk, in the pace of my Lord

and dwell in His house forever.

Toki Miyashina