Stories of St. Edward
The students and priests of Saint Edward Seminary planted and tended gardens and orchards on these grounds, not only as a source of nutrition, but also to learn the art of harvesting and connecting spiritually to the land. The gardens held such significance to the seminarians, in fact, that the Latin phrase 'Spes Messis in Semine' is cast in stone above one of the building's doorways. This phrase is translated to 'The Hope of the Harvest is in the Seed'. We are honoring this history by cultivating our own Chef's Garden at The Lodge, where we'll harvest produce, herbs, and flowers for our restaurants, as well as honey from our apiary.
Photograph courtesy the Archives of the Archdiocese of Seattle.