Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (field of purple edition)


This is the second field of purple I’ve noticed in these first few days of Lent. One is near the rectory. One is near the church. This amazes me as a Minnesota boy. Pretty much every single year as a kid I remember there being two weeks in early-mid February when the temperatures would be 32 below zero at night and 17 below zero in the daytime, with another few days in the midst of those two weeks being 52 below zero at night and 32 below zero in the daytime. The numbers were really consistent. Everything was slate gray. But here in WNC, there are flowers, and their color follows the liturgical season, in mid-February. Amazing. Putting up these posts for Mary puts me on edge, always on the lookout for flowers for Jesus’ good mom. That’s not a bad thing, methinks. Do you have flowers for the Immaculate Conception where you are in the world? Are you on edge to be on the lookout for flowers for Jesus’ good mom? It’s a good thing, methinks.


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2 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (field of purple edition)

  1. Paul Maliborski

    How quickly we forget where we come from. The bible teaches us that soon we will forget and become so involved in our day-to-day activities that if not reminded of the Lamb who suffered and sacrificed everything for us, we will forget. Sometimes I think it just becomes a matter of convenience to ignore what really matters and we dismiss a good (strike that) great Sunday Homily, As a young boy I use to think that every Sunday I grew an inch if I attended Sunday Mass. What I didn’t understand was that the inch was actually an inch closer to the great day that awaits us all providing we don’t forget where it is we come from. Compassion for your fellow man. Love, help and security, for that all moves us closer to God. Take the time out to smell the roses and Thank the one that moves us closer to God and help those who kind of forget where we all come from. Thank You Father George 🙂

  2. At this time of year (in England) we have snowdrops, the first flowers to emerge as winter turns to spring. Their gentle white petals are a delight.

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