Annunciation Garden

The Annunciation Garden stands majestically on a hill overlooking the Main Shrine. The larger-than-life sculptures of the Blessed Virgin and the Angel Gabriel are mounted on a stone wall. It is located at the highest elevation of the Shrine, affording a panoramic view of much of the Shrine property.

Each hour is dramatically marked by the tolling of four large bells installed in a reflection pool. The bells, cast in Germany, were a gift from St. Bruno’s Parish, Chicago, Illinois. William Severson designed the copper Byzantine turrets that encase the bells. A fountain placed in the center of the pool enhances the refreshing setting.