Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Saint Mary’s in Sylva edition)

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Lonicera sempervirens “magnifica” or trumpet honeysuckle. I stopped by to see the great young priest and a new friend at that parish. Watching over our conversation was, of course, the Immaculate Conception. Does your parish or the front of your house have a little shrine to the Immaculate Conception?

I remember making one such shrine, a simple little shrine, unobtrusive, only for it to be knocked down by neighborhood hooligans in a place far from here. I guess for some, Jesus’ good mom, whom the Divine Son of God loves so very much, is to be despised. But that isn’t right. I really doubt such cowards would try do that to her face. I know her Son wouldn’t tolerate it. Much better to honor her as does her dear Son.

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2 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Saint Mary’s in Sylva edition)

  1. Gina Nakagawa

    She is so beautiful and so wonderful. She deserves all the love and respect we can give her. There are really several reasons. !) Her son loves her and loves to see her honored. 2) It causes Him to listen more closely when she tells Him, “They have no wine.” 3) It really irritates the evil one. Thank you for this beautiful post, Father.

  2. Aussie Mum

    The best of mothers for the best of sons. That He shares her with us – that the Mother of God is our mother too – is too wonderful to put into words.

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