Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Laetare during hard times edition)

Gazillions +- of these beauties are blooming out next to Prince of Peace Catholic Church up in Robbinsville just as Laetare Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Lent, is upon us.

  • Laetare Hierusalem et conventum facite omnes qui diligitis eam; gaudete cum laetitia, qui in tristitia fuistis, ut exsultetis et satiemini ab uberibus consolationis vestrae. [Psalm:] Laetatus sum in his quae dicta sunt mihi: in domum Domini ibimus.
  • Rejoice ye with Jerusalem; and be ye glad for her, all ye that delight in her: exult and sing for joy with her, all ye that in sadness mourn for her; that ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations. [Psalm:] I was glad when they said unto me, We will go into the house of the Lord.

The glory of Jerusalem is the Immaculate Conception. Mary asks during the passion of her Son, “How long, my Son?” His answer to her: “Behold, I make all things new.” We rejoice not because we’re sick of a Lent that is now almost over. No. Rather, we rejoice that Jesus’ good mom will get some relief from the trauma of the passion and death of her Son.

Some flowers for you, dearest Mother Mary.

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