How to Grow a Garden with Fortitude, 3 of the Best Plants!

Catholic gardeners can express their faith with plants. Margaret Rose Realy, Obl OSB, offers plants suitable for a virtuous garden on fortitude. [Read more…]

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Christmas Greens and Their Symbolism

Last week’s post on the herb, rosemary, brought requests about other symbolisms of plants in our Christian traditions. The meanings of evergreens in the language of flowers will be new to some of you, and familiar to others who may have read this column before. During the Christmas holidays I love how the fragrance and beauty of [Read More…]

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A Walk through the Garden

The Lavender plant and its flower represent love and devotion. Lavender flowers are also associated with purity, silence, and caution. The leaves from a Maple tree symbolize “to be reserved.” Many of our saints were filled with those qualities. What a lovely reminder of their lives, spoken in the language of flowers, as we approach the celebrations of All [Read More…]

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Symbolism of Christmas Evergreens

Its Christmas time and I love how the fragrance and beauty of evergreens adds to celebrating this holy season. Many of us add Christmas trees, wreaths or garlands to our homes. Collectively, evergreens for early Christians symbolized everlasting life because their boughs stay green all year. Two weeks ago at CatholicMom.com I wrote about the origin [Read More…]

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