Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (furious edition)

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If one is nice, then a gazillion are nice. We have a gazillion of the these outside the church. I recall the fury of someone who was so very upset with me, and mocking, incredulous, that I would put up flowers for the Immaculate Conception. But, I suppose that’s precisely why I do this: I am the most unlikely person in the world ever to give flowers to the Immaculate Conception, and perhaps that’s the person most appropriate to give flowers to Jesus’ good mom. That’s what makes it right.

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3 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (furious edition)

  1. pelerin

    Another magnificent bloom. I wonder what it is? I was so pleased when I found out that my Parish Priest had been ordained on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. I don’t know if he chose that day himself or if it was chosen for him but it is obvious the Feast means a lot to him. And how can anyone refuse to honour the Immaculate Conception?

  2. rglgeo

    This posting reminded me of the early 1940s when, during crowning of Mary statue, we’d sing “O Mary! We crown thee with blossoms today…” The song was later omitted as being “too flowery” for worship. Had forgotten the verses but, stimulated by your article, found them today at http://catholictradition.org/Mary/rarest.htm. Your many postings are appreciated so very much, Fr. Byers. Thank you!

  3. Joisy Goil

    This looks like what we called Rose of Sharon. It appears to be a ‘double’ meaning it has extra petals making it fuller. Rose of Sharons are edible. (If you can get to them before the beetles.) I like them best as a flower to give to Our Lady and look at.

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