The Land at Mariandale: The Healing Hut


The Healing Hut was designed by David Robinson, founder of Natural Edge, and former director of Restoration for Central Park in New York City.

The juniper wood to make the Hut was hand chosen by David and during the process the wood was endowed through prayer with healing properties, so that all who enter may receive blessings.

The hut was purchased by friends as a memorial for Sr. Maureen Michael Bergin, OP, a Dominican Sister of Hope who devoted her life to healing and hope for the poor.

Many people come to Mariandale to walk the land and offer a special prayer inside the Healing Hut for the world, or for an individual. It’s a very special place at Mariandale.

Photo credit: Leeanna Varga

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