Enjoy a peaceful walk on our campus along the Peace Path – a winding path through a beautiful prairie of several acres planted with native Illinois grasses and small woodlands. This is a beautiful space for a walking meditation, allowing for both spiritual reflection and physical exercise.
Along the path, you will find many spaces to sit in prayer or contemplation including benches, seats carved from natural elements, or small grassy areas to spread out a blanket. In addition to the Divine natural world around you, along the way you can enjoy sculptures, statues and other points of reflection. Stop at one of the Prayer Bells along the path, where you can take a moment of intention and ring the bell. As the sound of the bell echoes forth – so do your prayers reverberate and your intentions are felt for the world.
The Peace Path was created by the Wheaton Franciscans as a part of our healing ministry. Plantings of many varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers add a quality of beauty, calm and peace. The mile-long path is paved and wheelchair accessible with many intersections which allow you to circle through the prairie for shorter or longer exploration.
Walk on our campus along the Peace Path - a winding path through a beautiful prairie of several acres planted with native Illinois grasses and small woodlands. This is a beautiful space for a walking meditation, allowing for both spiritual reflection and physical exercise.Garden Map here
Come explore the creation of the future St Clare Garden and more.
The garden will provide a place of stillness and serenity that compliments the Peace Path walking trail and the Cosmic Walk currently located on the grounds of the Wheaton Franciscans.LEARN MORE
The Cosmic Walk is a walking meditation that offers a glimpse into our sacred origins by connecting the work of scientists with our ongoing spiritual search to better understand who we are and how we came to be.LEARN MORE
Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the butterfly garden throughout the summer season.Garden Map here
Come explore the meadow with many prairie grasses and wildflowers.
Enjoy a contemplative walk in the meadow and the colors throughout the season.Garden Map here
The Pine Grove is perfect for a walking meditation and offers a space of stillness and contemplation.Garden Map here