River of Peace Stories

Submission to River of Peace from Connie Patrick-Harris
Submission to River of Peace from Connie Patrick-Harris

There is still time to get your prayers, poems and intentions to us for the River of Peace.  See instructions here.

People send amazing stories with their prayers, poems and intentions for the River of Peace.  The writings will be translated into ceramic decals and become part of the permanent ceramic mural in the Peace Garden at Ghost Ranch.  I am also including some of the stories in this blog to expand the story of the “River”.

Here is the email sent with the submission at left from Connie Patrick – Harris:

Thank you for being the conduit in connecting prayerful intentions.

It is more powerful than I first imagined. I look forward to spending time appreciating the ‘River of Peace’ in my daily devotion and the beautiful creation being birthed at Ghost Ranch.

I also included a picture of my brother Stephen a gifted artist that left an ink drawing there in the cafeteria behind the milk cooler in 2005.

and from her mother, Beth Patrick:

Our son was last seen in January 2006 at Ghost Ranch. He was a wonderful,Stephen Patrick spiritual artist and he apparently went camping in Abiqui, but we didn’t know where he was. Well, his body was found by hikers in July of 2006. All of our hearts were broken and we missed him terribly.  Our youngest daughter found your website and sent it to family members. In his honor and memory, we [add] to the River of Peace. We had this written on his headstone .

“When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found.”  (which is a Sufi aphorism.)


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