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Holy Ground

O God,
I kiss this holy ground
This place of promises in process
This place of people seeking God
And of God seeking and saving a people
A place of knowing one is hungry
And of being fed
This place of grumbling
And of silence
This space of solitude
And of communal struggle
This place of escape and encounter
It is to this holy ground
You have lured me
Here I am
Speak to my heart.

Companion me
All who have walked
Before me
Have been hungry
And have been fed
Turn my mumbling into silence
Surprise me with the flowers
Of springtime
Bid me in this place of miracles
To remember
What God has done for me.

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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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