Garden of Bethlehem
Welcome to the Garden of Bethlehem at the Minor Basilica of St. Anne in Bukit Mertajam! This serene and picturesque garden is a peaceful oasis designed to provide visitors with a tranquil space for prayer, reflection, and communion with nature.
At the heart of the garden stands a beautiful statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. St. Francis is revered for his deep love and appreciation for all of God's creation. His presence in the garden serves as a reminder of the importance of stewardship and respect for the natural world.
As you explore the Garden of Bethlehem, you will come across a Rosary Path, which offers a unique way to engage in the meditative practice of the Rosary. The path is lined with stations, each representing a different mystery of the Rosary. As you move along the path, you can reflect on the life of Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, using the beads of the Rosary to guide your prayers. This path provides a serene and contemplative environment for both individuals and groups to deepen their spiritual connection.
In addition to the Rosary Path, the garden features a Treehouse nestled among the lush greenery. This treehouse serves as a peaceful refuge where visitors can retreat for quiet prayer, reflection, or simply to enjoy the beauty of nature. It offers a unique vantage point, allowing you to appreciate the garden's surroundings from a different perspective.
The Garden of Bethlehem invites you to immerse yourself in the serene ambiance, connecting with the divine through prayer and finding solace in the natural world. Whether you seek a moment of tranquility, wish to engage in devotional practices, or desire to revel in the beauty of creation, this garden offers a serene sanctuary for all who visit.
May your time spent in the Garden of Bethlehem be a source of spiritual renewal, inner peace, and a deepened appreciation for the interconnectedness of faith and nature.