Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Precious Blood, edition)

These are October Beans. As you can imagine, they won’t be ready until even late October, perhaps November. My old neighbor to the hermitage will enjoy seeing that these finally took hold and are growing well. You can’t get them anywhere except from someone who has kept some of the beans from the previous years. Not all of them will take hold. But you only need, say, five to make a nice soup, so big are they.

July 1 was the Feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus, and July is the month of the Precious Blood. October Bean flowers are quite appropriate for Flowers for the Immaculate Conception to honor the Precious Blood, don’t you think? They remind me of what happens with the Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land.

Our Lady knows something about those drops of the Precious Blood:

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5 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Precious Blood, edition)

  1. pelerin

    US readers may be interested to know that a copy of the Declaration of Independance belonging to the only Catholic Founding Father, Charles Carroll, has been sold at auction for £3.2 million. it was found in an attic belonging to descendants of Carroll in Scotland.

    • Gina Nakagawa

      That is really interesting. Thank you so much for your thoughtful sharing! Your message comes just in time for Independence Day.

  2. Gina Nakagawa

    How lovely! The flowers do look like drops of blood. In “The Passion of the Christ” Mary our Blessed Mother and Mary Magdelene gather up the red drops of Jesus’ blood. What flowers could better honor her love for her Son and her sorrow at His outrageous suffering. Perhaps these flowers will bring her comfort as she sees the hideous crimes against Him perpetrated in the present times: times where His supposed friends and His most outrageous enemies.

  3. Jeff

    Thank you for this tribute to July as the month devoted to the Precious Blood. For those who may be interested, here is a link to the Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ: https://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Filius/LitPSDNIC.html

  4. Joisy Goil

    Thank you, Jeff, for the link to the Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I copied and pasted it to my prayer list.

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