Sister Ann Marie Wainright – The Garden of God’s Delight

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Sister Ann Marie Wainright – The Garden of God’s Delight

A Tribute to Our Jubilarians

I ventured forth into a garden in which

God delights –

a profusion of colors

nestled in a palette of green;

a variety of temperaments,

some shyly smiling

some bold and daring,

laughing out loud at

heat, cold, dryness, rain.

It seemed to me

a community,

graced fellowship,

prayerful praise of God

just by

being.

 

I ventured forth into a garden in which

God delights –

teachers and spiritual care providers,
 

writers and artists,

cooks and bakers;

seed collected from many regions,

from many seasons,

and planted here;

a variety of temperaments,

some shyly smiling,

some bold and daring,

laughing out loud at

heat, cold, dryness, rain,

but always weathering

the vicissitudes of life

together,

knowing…

 

God delights in each flower,

nurturing it in a togetherness

that allows each one

to blossom,

to become,

to be,

to shed its seed of life,

to be plucked by the hand of God,

Who delights and treasures

such beauty.

 Crimson Daylily

 

 

 Raised Brick Garden

Hydrangea Wild Daisies

Red Beebalm

Our Ladys Garden

Garden of the Prioress

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