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Prayer Garden honors the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

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The cross of Christ, created by pavers and flanked by benches and flowers, is now in the midst of the courtyard of Sts. Peter and Paul School in Tucson.  This addition to the inner courtyard, offers a special place for students, teachers, parents and others to come, be still and pray.  The garden is the Eagle Scout project of Evan Jimenez, a former student of Sts. Peter and Paul School.  This was his gift to the school community; a community served by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill for 75 years. The garden memorializes this space to the Sisters who gave the school its history, tradition, and charism.

11 Responses to Prayer Garden honors the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

RA says: June 16, 2014 at 8:39 am

The school is privileged to have had Evan choose it to build the Prayer Garden. He not only created a beautiful place where people can come to spend a moment in prayer amongst the beauty of the garden, but one that shows the good works that the Boy Scouts of America promote in these boys giving back to the community. At the completion of the project Evan had raised more than what was needed for materials and was able to donate over 1000.00 back to the school for families in need.

Now it is again blessed by Evan’s hard work with him introducing another young man who will be doing another Eagle Project at the school.

Evan, it is an honor to be at the school were you did your Eagle Project and where you were able to achieve your rank of Eagle Scout.

Becky says: June 16, 2014 at 8:01 am

Evan’s vision and creation of this beautiful garden for his Eagle Project transformed this space from one that was never used, to one that has become a popular destination for parents and guests alike as they come through the school. The Garden not only honors the Sisters of Charity in its dedication to them for their many years of service to the school, but displays the lovely statue of Mary donated by them, as well as brings life to the inner courtyard with its beautiful array of colorful flowers that bloom year round bringing birds and butterfly’s which enhance the living prayers that are apart of this peaceful place.

ben says: June 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm

As grandparentswe have watched Evan grow up to one fine young man. He has dedicated himself to pursue great qualities in the role of being an Eagle Scout.His project of the Prayer Garden was truly amazing.As one travels thru St Peter@Pauls Catholic Church it becomes a must to stop and see the Prayer Garden.We are very proud of our Grandson and love him very much.

Jack Woolridge says: June 6, 2014 at 11:48 pm

This is a remarkable undertaking for a amazing young man.
I have a long history watching this now young man grow from a Child to where he stands today. I have had the pleasure and privilege as one of his youngest Scout Masters. He has traveled far from the earlier merit badges of Automotive Maintenance to the completion of the Prayer Garden. He started changing the oil on my 1970 Scout for free to creating an area where all can come and reflect.
I have opportunity to watch him concur his hardships and arise to become the young man he is today. Though he has traveled far he never seems to get the easy road. But, with his abilities as a young man he seems to make the hard road effortless. I was blessed that my life and Evan continued to cross paths. I have had the opportunity to Coach him for going on 4 years now. As an impressive Eagle Scout he puts the same energy into his sports. Job well done young man…. IT IS TIME TO GET BACK ON THE WRESTLING MAT!!!!

Minh Solorzano says: June 4, 2014 at 4:08 am

On behalf of the second grade class of 2013-2014 school year, I would like to congratulate Evan for creating this beautiful prayer garden. The children enjoyed having the opportunity to assist Evan as a service to their community. Thank you Evan for being a positive role model to the children.

Sr. Helen Timothy says: June 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm

I attended the dedication of this sacred space.Congratulations Evan on producing a
prayerful space in our busy world!

Lynn Ossowski says: June 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm

I am so proud of the journey that Evan undertook in completing this garden. I know that he worked closely with professionals in the design process and managed so many details with a mature spirit, with kindness and with humility. It is especially meaningful that Evan chose to do this project to honor his former school and its dedicated founders. Evan represents his high school so beautifully through his impressive work ethic and the passion with which he conducts his daily life. Evan is the complete package! – Mrs. O

Jocelyn Smerz says: June 3, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Great vision and use of an otherwise usless space. This project really revamped the school and the statue is now out and visable for all to enjoy. Great job to the Egale scout, Evan Jimenez, that organized the whole project.

David Jimenez says: June 3, 2014 at 7:20 pm

As Evan’s father, I’m very proud of Evan’s project because he took in all the expert information provided by designers and craftsman and made it his own creation. What you see here is his passion for serving the lord and utilizing the talents of others to honor the sisters. -David

Sylvia R. Quigley says: June 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Evan’s giving spirit is reflected beautifully in this tranquil setting. His parents instilled strong Catholic and community values in him and he has created a gift many will enjoy for years to come. What a remarkable undertaking by a young man in today’s complicated world.

Teresa Banks says: April 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Evan and his family are such wonderful people. It is no surprise to me that he was able to accomplish something so lovely. To know his parents, it’s no surprise that this young man has done something so wonderful.
Teresa Banks


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