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Rosary Garden


On May 17, 2009, a Rosary Garden was dedicated at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church.

"It was constructed as a thank you to the Virgin Mary who put life back into the lifeless body of a newborn son, Andrew. This came in response to the deep faith of his mother Carol and his father's act of praying the Rosary in petition for their welfare at the time of Andrew's birth. The garden is dedicated to the memory of Richard Basik's loving wife, Carol Dean Bacik.

The Rosary Garden lies to the west side of Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church in Buxton, North Carolina. It is approximately 21 feet in diameter and comprised of circles of gray colored pavers. Darker pavers of identifying colors were placed to form the likeness of a set of Rosary prayer beads.

A short walkway accommodates the beginning with the first paver engraved with a Cross. Then the pavers follow forward and around to the right with the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Our Father, Five Mysteries and Hail Holy Queen all engraved.

There is also a four foot statue of Mary in the center of the garden overlooking the fully engraved Hail Mary prayer and the ending with the Hail Holy Queen prayer.

Benches are situated for the faithful to sit, pray, meditate and enjoy the peaceful serenity of viewing the Pamlico Sound."

Richard Martin Bacik

Full View of Rosary Garden Close Up of Statue