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.