Sisters Explore Bernheim Forest

Posted by Kacie Emmerson

November 4, 2022

Sisters, accompanied by staff of Sister Services, took a drive through Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest on Nov. 2, 2022.

Wednesday’s visit allowed the Sisters to view some of the fall foliage in the forest. They also stopped by the Visitor Center and enjoyed a boxed lunch prepared by Isaac’s Cafe. Debbie P’Pool with Visitor Services gave a brief presentation on the history of Bernheim and how it attracts visitors from across the country and internationally.

Jenny Hicks, left, and Sister Kitty Wilson walk the bridge at Bernheim Forest during a visit Nov. 2.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have connected with Bernheim for various projects in the past, and have visited many times. In 2019, a Bernheim Under Threat Roadshow was hosted on Nazareth Campus in an effort to prevent a destructive pipeline installation. Sisters also participated in a video shared earlier this year called “Grounded: Sharing Stories on Nature,” which was produced by the Earth and Spirit Center in collaboration with Bernheim.

During lunch, Bernheim Executive Director Mark Wourms also popped in to thank the Sisters for their visit to the forest.

“We think so much of all of you. We love your voice and we love what you do for the community,” he told them. “We just love having you here.”


  1. Elizabeth Field, SCNA

    I second all that Anne Beaven said here! Well said, Anne! What a tribute to hold in your hearts that was given to you all by the Bernheim Executive Director, Mr. Mark Wourms!

  2. Anne M Beavan, SCNA

    How lovely to see you all enjoying the forest and all the glory of the leaves revealing their autumn beauty at Bernheim! Our fall in Colorado has been especially magnificent as well and has given me an opportunity for “forest bathing.” May these memories of fall be stored up in your memories to bring you light and joy in the cold and wintry months ahead!


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