Published September 23, 2004
by Oliva & Florendo Publishers .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||157|
A beautiful book for those interested in plants/flowers and author has obviously done a lot of research. I learned things that surprised me about historical events and their influence on the naming of flowers. This is the type of book you keep as a reference for a long time. A list of Mary Gardens, private and public, is by: 1. Over forty years of research undertaken by the religious project, Mary's Gardens, has documented hundreds of flowers symbolically associated wlth Mary's life, mysteries, excellences and divine. Today, making a Mary garden is a means to re-find those beautiful names, to reflect again on the “higher significance of things,” to make the flower garden a place of prayer and simple meditation on the life and virtues of Our Lady. Making your Mary garden It is not difficult to make your own Mary garden. Medieval Mary gardens, a lovely, inspiring Catholic tradition based on beautiful flowers and their religious symbolism. Based in part on Solomon's Canticle of Canticles, Mary is seen as an enclosed garden, and it is with gardens -- enclosed ones, especially -- that she is honored.
Planting a Mary garden can be another way of honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary with flowers this spring. Because of the ongoing pandemic, most Catholic parishes in the United States have had to forgo a treasured spring tradition this year: crowning Mary with flowers to honor her during the Marian month of May. In honor of this last part of the story, the Church instituted the custom of blessing wild herbs and flowers on the feast of the Assumption. The blessing originated in Germany, and is first attested in the 10th century; one version of it or another is found in a great many of the liturgical books which contain blessings of this sort. The garden, when well-planned and executed, becomes a rather dynamic invitation to participate in the life and liturgy of the worshiping community. The garden proudly and boldly speaks of invitation and hospitality; it is a powerful statement to the broader community that, in essence, says, “We are home, we are alive, we are active, and we. A Mary Dish Garden can be planted indoors or on a balcony. All it takes is a suitable container, a favorite small statue of Mary and some petite-scale flowers or herbs suited to indoors.
The long list of flowers connected to Mary include the well-known roses (with different meanings based on color), forget-me-nots (eyes of Mary), larkspur (Mary’s tears), and carnations (Mary’s love of God). I’ve attempted to design a Marian garden before, but between the deer, poor soil and my lack of time to tend the plot, it failed. Blessing Mary Gardens. The Blessing of Mary Gardens as Holy Places – John S. Stokes Jr. An essential medieval tradition and practice from which we draw in cultivating the Flowers of Our Lady and Mary Gardens is that of the sacramental blessing of homes, workplaces, seeds, plants, trees, gardens and fields as holy places and objects. What better way to celebrate May than with a Mary garden! Having a Mary garden is a very simple way to honor the Blessed Mother. It’s easy to do with children and can enhance our own devotion to Mary as well. It’s not difficult to do and pretty self-explanatory. The most important part of the Mary garden are the flowers. O most sorrowful Mother Mary, meditating on the Mystery of the Agony of Our Lord in the Garden, when, in the grotto of the Garden of Olives, Jesus saw the sins of the world unfolded before Him by Satan, who sought to dissuade Him from the sacrifice He was about to make: when, His soul shrinking from the sight, and His precious blood flowing.