"The greater the work the more
important it is to establish it on
a solid foundation. Thus it will
not only be more perfect; it
will also be more lasting.”

St. Louise de Marillac

“Be diligent in serving
the poor. Love the poor,
honor them, my children,
as you would honor
Christ Himself.”

St. Louise de Marillac


Hearts with Nature

By S. Georgia Kitt

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

As we complete the Sisters’ summer garden series, we offer the following garden pictorial. Thank you for your support in appreciating garden growth and love for the Earth. We honor the butterfly where the garden offers them a paradise. In turn the butterfly brings peace, wonder and grace into the garden and to all who tend it. When we think globally we envision butterflies spending their days exploring all the gardens of the Earth, offering their unique beauty.

From the Sisters’ garden at Visitation House, S. Annie Klapheke was able to share a beautiful photo of a caterpillar munching and feasting in the milkweed plant area just six weeks ago. The milkweed was a generous donation from S. Winnie Brubach at EarthConnection a year earlier. S. Annie was grateful that it came back and is prospering in their garden space. In spite of the Sisters’ watchful eye they were not able to experience the transformation of this caterpillar into a butterfly in the days immediately following. Maybe another caterpillar will be more cooperative. To complete the cycle we have sought the photographic eye of S. Marty Dermody to offer visuals that have come from earlier transformations, each emerging as a beautiful, unique butterfly.




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