St. Anthony’s Monastery, Part III: The Gardens

St. Anthony’s Monastery is located in the desert outside Florence, Arizona. The monastery’s water comes from three wells, each a quarter-mile deep, which turn the grounds into an oasis.

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I’ve never seen bougainvillea this color.

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Adding to the beauty of the plants are the many outdoor structures and decorative brickwork.

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And the fountains.

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And the statuary.

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The monks also grow several kinds of citrus, and olives.

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If you haven’t seen St. Anthony’s Monastery Part I and Part II, check them out.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.
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3 Responses to St. Anthony’s Monastery, Part III: The Gardens

  1. I’m glad you mentioned the water, because I would have taken the lushness for granted. Your photos are fantastic!

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  2. Linda Carlblom says:

    So beautiful! Makes me want to visit there myself!

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  3. thomas4031 says:

    Gorgeous, Andrea. Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

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