Saturday morning, my friend Marion and I took a short ride over to Pacem In Terris, a breathtakingly beautiful sanctuary of inspiration, art, peace and mother nature at her finest.
This is the sanctuary, once an old mill, that has been restored. It is now lit by candles and is the perfect spot to sit in silent prayer or meditation. It is also the site of beautiful musical performances throughout the summer months.
I love this piece. It’s called 7 generations.
And here is the inspiration for its creation.
The sound of the water from the Waywayanda River, rushing through the middle of this six acre oasis, is music to the soul. Along with the incredible birdsong and beautiful butterflies, this setting is perfect for sitting on one of the many benches and “just being.”
This sculpture was a black face on one side and white on the other.
A beautiful fountain….
and this little fellow just sitting on a rock staring into the fountain as if he was meditating.
And this piece, in its own little chapel left me speechless.
I can’t begin to tell you the incredible feeling of peace that overcame me as we wandered through the many grassy paths. This little piece of heaven was created by artist Frederick Franke and his wife Claske – God bless them for sharing this with us. Dr. Franke’s motto was, “The meaning of life is to see.” His sculptures were meant to help us find insights into what it really means to open your eyes and see the abundant wonders and miracles in front of you. Thank you, Dr. Franke, for this most important lesson.
Here’s hoping you take the time to see all the miracles in front of you today.