Creation in Bloom

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

June 26, 2024

As summer has arrived, remnants of springtime at Nazareth can still be found in the beautiful array of blooms that adorn the grounds. The Nazareth Motherhouse Campus, a serene and sacred space, is only enhanced in its beauty this time of year. Each bloom, be it wild or cultivated, is a testament to God’s creation.

This photo essay captures the essence of the gardens, shrines, fields, and landscaping that create a floral ambiance, support pollinators, and sustain life.

Moments of reflection and calm can be found amidst the natural splendor of Nazareth, whether you are sitting among the flowers, visiting the grotto, or listening to the sound of church bells harmonizing with the hums of insects and bird calls. Throughout the year, divine artistry is present in every corner of the Motherhouse grounds.

Photos by Kacie Emmerson, Office of Mission Advancement

To learn about efforts to Care for Earth, visit the Ecological Sustainability page.


  1. Betty Rolwing Darnell NC'64

    Is the field where we picked daisies for the Daisy Chain Ceremony still a part of the campus?

  2. Chris Kunze

    Wow! So beautiful. Thanks for capturing “Creation in Bloom” at Nazareth.

  3. Anne Beavan, SCNA

    Beautiful, Kacie! Thank you so much! I loved all of the angles that yu used to capture the beauty of the variety of flowers that Spring and early Summer provide at Nazareth.

  4. Camille Panich

    Thanks for this beautiful meditation. We certainly are blessed with so much beauty on this campus. This photo essay enables those who cannot walk the grounds physically to enjoy it too.

  5. Trudi Maish

    I so enjoyed experiencing the beauty of Nazareth through your eyes. Thank you for sharing!


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