So, sometimes I go a spell without putting up any flowers for the Immaculate Conceptions. So, sometimes people help me in doing what is most appropriate. These “Canon Balls” as they are nicknamed, now sit before two shrines in India, one to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, another to Saint Joseph. That’s the actual flower a priest friend sent in. Generically pictured also is the tree that these grow on. Wonderful. Explosions of flowers. I love that.
Meanwhile, this next year in the Diocese of Charlotte here in North Carolina has been decreed by our great Bishop to be the Holy Year of Saint Joseph.