This replanted Easter Lily likes to bloom in Summer next to the Church. The petals are transparent, reminding one surely of purity of heart and agility of soul in honor of our Lady, that is, the purity of heart and agility of soul we are to have in her honor, she who interceded for us under the Cross. After all, we cannot honor her no matter what we do if we are without purity of heart and agility of soul which radiate Christ Jesus her Son. That’s what, that’s who she is all about. That’s a very happy flower if you ask me, that is, our souls can be like that all the time, yearning for heaven because Jesus is with us and Jesus is in heaven and Jesus is manifested, radiated.
Christ be beside me, Christ be before me,
Christ be behind me, King of my heart.
Christ be within me, Christ be below me,
Christ be above me, never to part.
Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand,
Christ all around me, shield in the strife.
Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my sitting,
Christ in my rising, light of my heart.
And here’s the transparent part…
Christ be in all hearts thinking about me,
Christ be on all tongues telling of me.
Christ be the vision in eyes that see me,
In ears that hear me Christ ever be.
James Quinn, adapt. from St. Patrick’s Breastplate, 8th cent.
Another version of St. Patrick’s Breastplate
Here’s a different version, a quartet…