I live at the Jesuit Infirmary on the grounds of the Manresa Retreat Centre, Pickering, Ontario. It has a Rosary Lane that passes through an L-shaped pine grove. The pines were planted many years ago and are now very mature and tall. The ground Is carpeted with a thick layer of pine needles. Together they provide a beautiful setting for the 24 concrete pillars that line the pathway through the grove.

The pillars draw attention to the 20 mysteries of the rosary. I think of these mysteries as stories of the earliest years of our Christian heritage. The mysteries are the 5 Joyful, 5 Luminous, 5 Sorrowful and 5 Glorious.

Four of the pillars introduces the Joyful mysterious and likewise the remaining three. On the top of the pillar is a bronze plaque with a inscribed scriptural verse related to the mystery.

Praise the Lord

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