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About Our Pear Tree

The pear tree was situated in the garden of the first convent in Hyson Green Nottingham. The branches, year by year spread ample shade in the garden for the Sisters. From the wood of this tree a large crucifix was made which now hangs in the Little Company of Mary Heritage Centre, Nottingham.

The drawing of the pear tree used on our website was done by Marie Angel, great-niece of Venerable Mary Potter.

Psalm 83 Jerusalem Bible Version (Psalm 84)

How lovely is your dwelling place,
Lord, God of hosts.

My soul is longing and yearning,
Is yearning for the courts of the Lord.
My heart and my soul ring out their joy
to God, the living God.

The sparrow herself finds a home
And the swallow a nest for her brood;
She lays her young by your alters,
Lord of hosts, my king and my God.

They are happy, who dwell in your house,
For ever singing your praise.
They are happy, whose strength is in you,
In whose hearts are the roads to Sion.

As they go through the Bitter Valley
They make it a place of springs,

The Autumn rain covers it with blessings.
They walk with ever growing strength,
They will see the God of gods in Sion.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer,
Give ear, O God of Jacob.
Turn your eyes, O God, our shield,
Look on the face of your anointed.

One day within your courts
Is better than a thousand elsewhere.
The threshold of the house of God
I prefer to the dwellings of the wicked.

For the Lord God is a rampart, a shield;
He will give us his favour and glory.
The Lord will not refuse any good
To those who walk without blame.

Lord, God of hosts,
Happy the man who trusts in you!




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