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Compost Time

I’m throwing
the unwanted scraps
of my life here
into the compost bin
trusting that God
can take what
seems so useless
and, amazingly,
transform it
into rich, dark soil
so the seeds
of my future
may be lured
into vibrant life again.


(This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of HOPE magazine.)

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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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