Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (A “prime” example of reason edition)


Nerds will appreciate this bit about prime numbers, in this case, 5.

There are laws in the universe, in physics, in maths. Prime numbers are really cool. Creation is all about reason, about math, about beauty, about goodness, about pointing to the one God and Lord of all. Hey! I know! How about a flower for the Immaculate Conception, this time with five petals? After all, it’s prime.

Moreover, her dear Son had five wounds. Those wounds forever take the place of the ransom for a boy which was to be paid when he was a month old, it being fixed at five silver shekels according to the sanctuary standard (see Numbers 18:16). After all, by His wounds we are healed. His five wounds are primary.


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5 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (A “prime” example of reason edition)

  1. James Anderson

    Do you also follow 60 symbols?

    • Father George David Byers


      • James Anderson

        The Prime number video is a mathematics “blog” from a university in England. 60 Symbols is a Physics “blog” from a different group at the same university. The first series was a Chemistry one about the elements of the Periodic Table.

      • Father George David Byers

        Thanks for that. Lots of cool stuff / distraction / entertainment out there.

  2. Aussie Mum

    These flowers aren’t the same but sufficiently similar to remind me of those growing on bushes beside the road that I passed on my way home from school as a young child, and which I often picked for my mother. Flowers, in their beauty and variety, draw our attention and wonder.

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