These came in for the Immaculate Conception on the Easter Octave from a great young priest at the North American College over in Rome. He will be heading back to his desert diocese in the next months as he finishes up his advanced studies. He writes:
“Dear Father, A most blessed Easter to you! I pray your celebrations have taken you deeper in to the Glorious and Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Right on cue, the flowers here simply sing of Easter octave joy! Some photos attached. I’ll have to be more diligent in looking for flowers soon as I return to the […] desert in June, but even there, in the dry dreariness, life abounds if one simply knows where and how to look.”
“Even there, in the dry dreariness, life abounds if one simply knows where and how to look.”
Make the analogy with us poor wretches that Jesus came to redeem and save: “dry dreariness.” Our Lady by her intercession makes our souls bloom, even though she found only dry dreariness. She pointed us out to her Son. He did the rest. Giving back to Jesus’ good mom.
I’m sure that when this young priest returns to the desert of souls in his desert diocese, there will be flowers for the Immaculate Conception to be found everywhere. In this we rejoice. Lets help that along: Hail Mary…