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The sacred gardens of Mission San Luis Rey


Last updated 1/31/2008 at Noon

A succulent garden graces the mission entrance.

“One is nearer God’s Heart in a garden, Than anywhere else on earth”

This excerpt from a poem by Dorothy Frances Gurney was chiseled on a stone that my friend Nellie Reeve had placed in a garden at her home near London. Her garden was full of trailing red roses and yellow daffodils.

I will never forget the stone’s sweet message. I had heard it before, but to see it propped up and almost enveloped by daffodils somehow made it more significant.

Nellie has since passed on, and I don’t know what became of the stone, but I was reminded of the verse when I recently visited Mission Sa...

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