“The Virgin may suitably be called a blooming rose. Just as the gentle rose is placed among thorns, So this gentle Virgin was surrounded by sorrow.” ~St. Brigid The Blessed Virgin Mary is called The Flower of God, because of her Immaculate Conception, perpetual virginity, purity of life, and Divine motherhood. I first wrote a post about Our Lady and her…
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Flowers and Our Lady
“The rose,” Mary told Saint Brigid, “gives a fragrant odor; it is beautiful to the sight, and tender to the touch, and yet it grows among thorns, inimical to the beauty and tenderness. So may also those who are mild, patient, beautiful in virtue, be put to a test among adversaries. And as the thorn, on the other hand, guards,…
Peonies and the Unborn
Currently blooming about the land is the delightful peony which is commonly known as the “Pentecost Rose” or “Mary’s Rose.” When brought indoors, these buds pack a powerful aromatic punch, filling an entire room with their sweet odor. Their appearance at the table, or in the hall, fills the occupants of the home with instant happiness; perhaps it is because…