Scent of the Earth

Realy-Cultivating Gods Garden 300by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB

Precious Lord,

When I forget you are near, let me recall the words of St. Francis de Sales and place myself in your presence: Help me to know that you are all around me in all things, that you are fully in me and your Holy Spirit is diffused throughout my whole body, and that you my God are affectionately gazing at me at all times.  Amen.

From reflection for Thursday of  Third Week of Lent, p. 68, Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent, available on line through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the publisher Patheos Press.

See also Nancy's interview with Margaret on writing Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent and other posts by and about Margaret on

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2 Responses to Scent of the Earth

  1. Thanks Kassie! Am I next to the kid’s drawings?

    Peace and all good as you journey through Lent,
    Margaret Rose

  2. Mom says:

    I am printing this out for my fridge (quite a place of honor around here !). Thanks so much for all that you share. It’s truly a “Joy” to see a post from you pop up in my reader.
    Kassie aka Mom
    Maybe someone should write that down…

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