Incorporated into the landscaping of the Peace Garden are the Mysteries of the Rosary. They are depicted in individual bronze plaques grouped into the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous mysteries. The Peace Garden also features large ponds and a flowing stream.
Sculptor Mary Lewis is the artist responsible for creating a quintet of bronze reliefs depicting the five Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary established by Pope John Paul II. Lewis completed these special pieces of artwork in 2005, adding to the existing bronze reliefs of the other Mysteries of the Rosary that she created for The Grotto in 1989.
Mary Lewis has been one of Oregon’s premier artists of over 50 years. Her studio is in Rainier, Oregon. Much of her work contains religious themes; her sculptures can be found around the country.