Nature so beautiful and great,
When spring comes to clothe you,
Oh nature, reflection of the beauty and greatness of the Creator!

The tree is dressed full of buds,
Leaves and flowers, each in its own time,
Faithful to its kind,
Not one the same as another,
Each is unique,
Each with its colours, its nuances.
What a marvel this harmony.
Oh tree, reflection of the beauty and greatness of the Creator!

“The one who is blessed
Is like a tree,
Planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season.” Ps 1

Joy, happiness, rebirth
Birds in springtime,
You are the messengers.
Teach us your language!

I hear so many messages:
What, what?
You come!
Where are you?
Faster, faster!
Yes, yes!
What dialogue, what symphony!
Oh bird, echo of the Creator!


I am like a desert-owl in dry land,
a screech-owl among ruins,
I keep vigil in the night,
Like a lone bird on a roof.” Ps 101

“How much more you are worth than the birds!” Luke 12:24

“The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed which a man took and threw into his garden: it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air sheltered in its branches.” Luke 13:19


“Great and beautiful are your works!
Oh Lord, you fill us with joy!..

Sr. Annie Péraudeau