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Birds, Nature and Healing

Recognizing the importance of nature in healing, Sister Dulce ministers to the sick from around the world.

Sister Dulce, founder of the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center in Baton Rouge and avid birder and Audubon Louisana supporter, welcomed six nuns from the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament to the Center this week. As part of their visit, Sister Dulce coordinated with our office to plan a bird walk on the property for her visitors. Jerry Seagle, an active member of Baton Rouge Audubon Society, volunteered to be their guide. 

Sister Dulce founded the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center in Baton Rouge where she ministers to the sick from around the world.  She was guided to the beautiful piece of property where the Center is located in Baton Rouge and knew birds would be important to her work there.  Loving birds and recognizing the importance of nature in healing, she put in a wheelchair accessible trail through the woods on the back of the property.  

Planning is underway with Sister Dulce to make this a wonderful spot to educate the community on the link between plants and birds. World recognized Chef John Folse, who’s White Oak Plantation is next door, will provide a gardener to assist in the effort and is working with us to create a Plants for Birds breakfast to promote the program. 

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