Margaret Anna Fridays - Care of Creation Edition

Most Fridays, I’m going to share a quote from the founder of my groovy sisters, Margaret Anna Cusack, known in religion as Mother Francis Clare. This week’s installment …

“You may perhaps have heard the story of Linnaeus, the famous botanist, who, when he saw a field of gorse for the first time, knelt down to thank God. The rare beauty of the mass of golden yellow flowers, the exquisite perfume that floated from them scenting the summer breeze, when seen and felt for the first time, drew the soul with more than common ardor to adore the Creator of the glorious scene.

As each flower in the field of gorse contributed to the beauty of the whole, as the perfume of each mingled itself with the perfume of its companions, and so helped to form the rich essence which was borne afar upon the breeze, so also in our convent-homes, each soul has its own beauty which enhances the beauty of the rest…”

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