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spring-blog-picWhen all that deep down

pregnant life

hidden in winter darkness

breaks through barren ground

bursts through buds

of bushes and branches

extravagant with color

vibrant with energy

accompanied by exquisite

psalm songs

bird choirs perform.

Beauty calling the world once again

to lavish gentleness and new life.

Donna Butler, SP


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Sister Donna Butler

Sister Donna Butler

Sister Donna Butler has been a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for more than 60 years. Sister Donna has served in elementary education, parish ministry, diocesan social justice, as well as the Congregation’s liturgy office, archives department and social justice outreach. She also administered as the director of the Providence Volunteer Ministry. Sister Donna currently volunteers in outreach with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students.

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  1. Avatar Jean Brown on March 30, 2016 at 8:30 am

    really lovely words and images…….thank you!

  2. Avatar Linda Drummy on March 30, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Lovely words and your way of expressing yourself always amazes me!

  3. Avatar Christine Boyle on April 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you, Sister Donna, for once again expressing beautifully the heart’s joy in Springtime. Psalms from the bird choir is something I will remember, especially early mornings with the choir so full of praise.

  4. Avatar Paula Modaff, S.P. on April 12, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    So much elegance in such simplicity, dear Donna. So like Spring. with gratitude, your sister, Paula M

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