Our meditation garden is a welcome, tranquil retreat nestled in the midst of Lincoln Park. This beautiful garden is a lovely extension that stretches beyond the interiors of the Shrine. In addition to the glorious vines and flowers of the garden, there is a bronze statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that once adorned the entry to Columbus Hospital.
The fountain in the courtyard of Mother Cabrini’s first convent in Codogno, Italy was the inspiration for the design of our fountain. Located in a separate area at the north end of the garden, benches are provided to create a contemplative setting. Space in the garden is perfect for breakout groups in the mild weather. The garden also provides a chance to enjoy a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Whether you visit the garden for a few minutes or for a few hours, you will feel spiritually renewed.
Memorial Garden Naming Opportunities
Honor a loved one with a brass plaque placed in the Shrine Garden area or on one of its’ many benches. For more information about naming opportunities in the Shrine Mediation Garden, kindly call Sr. Bridget Zanin, MSC, at 773.360.5733.