Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Bluebells or Mary’s Tears edition)


These seem to be mis-categorized. They are not Muscari. They are not Hyacinth. Often called Bluebells or Bluebonnets, they are instead related to, of all things, asparagus.

Since there’s so much confusion about them, I’ll just call them as I see them: Our Lady’s Tears. Remember Our Lady of Sorrows? These are most appropriate for the Immaculate Conception.

Immaculate = purity of heart, agility of soul, clarity of vision. She saw our need on Calvary, completely, clearly. That’s means perfect solidarity with Jesus. Perfectly sorrowful. Perfectly interceding with her Son for us. Mediatrix of all graces. Co-Redemptrix.

But the name Bluebells is just fine. Ringing out Mary’s maternal love for us all.

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One response to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Bluebells or Mary’s Tears edition)

  1. Aussie Mum

    Your post, Father, brought to mind what Our Lord said to Berthe Petit (18…-1943) “My Mother has acquired from her Heart the title of ‘Sorrowful’ by sharing generously in all the sufferings of My Heart and My Body from the crib to the cross. There is not one of these Sorrows which did not pierce the Heart of My Mother. Living image of My crucified Body, her virginal flesh bore the invisible marks of My wounds as her Heart felt the Sorrows of My own. Nothing could ever tarnish the incorruptibility of her Immaculate Heart. The title of ‘Sorrowful’ belongs therefore to the Heart of My Mother, and more than any other, this title is dear to Her because it springs from the union of her Heart with Mine in the redemption of humanity”.

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