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Topic: nature

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“Further on vegetation flourished with rich and wild luxuriance; orange and lemon trees, loaded with the finest fruit. Altogether it was a delightful country.”

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“... yet there is no assurance for the future of the Sisters and of the children other than that Divine Providence takes care of the birds of the air and the grass of the field.”

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“The beauty of the forests of Indiana in the rich and lovely month of May surpasses all description.”

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“What a year it has been for poor nature, and above all, what a year of grace.”

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“... nature unfolds in our forests and along our rivers in so grand and marvelous a manner that describing even with the greatest simplicity seems an exaggeration to those who, not having seen it, cannot form an idea of its splendor.”

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“If you could have trees planted around the edge of your lot, I think it would be well.”

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“Being poor we can only plant; you must water, and to God alone be the glory of the increase.”

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“The trees raise their straight trunks to the height of more than one hundred twenty feet high and are crowned with tops of admirable beauty.”

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“It would seem that God wished to give us a symbol of the Christian's day of rest by the calm of nature.”

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“The cold freezes us to the bones. My nose and fingers are frozen. We ought to be accustomed to it, as for almost four months the ground has been icy and more or less deeply covered with snow.”

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“... In France it snows and freezes, but the cold is nothing compared to that of our forests... During these terrible periods of cold, showers sometimes fall of a singular sort like liquid peas in torrents.”

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“One can see little, but what one sees is beautiful.”

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Quote of the day

December 4
“Have you sometimes thought, my dear sisters, that you are called to do on Earth what our Lord [Jesus] did? He instructed and you instruct.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin