Lenten Rose

March 30, 2012

in Nature

Lenten rose

“The Lenten Rose”

Submitted by Suzanne Ecklund.

As we enter into Holy Week, you may be interested in these resources.

Freedom in the Midst of Suffering: The Meaning of the Passion by Paul Coutinho, SJ
The Language of the Cross by Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

tina March 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

Oh! Such Sweet Sorrow!


Denise March 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Thank you, Tina, for visiting the blog today.


Margaret March 31, 2012 at 3:42 am

I love the way this very delicate rose is hidden amongst the frame of green. Very beautiful.


Denise April 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I agree that it’s lovely.


tina April 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

Thank you for the lovely picture reminder, Suzanne. Mystifying why it`s called Lenten Rose besides the fact that it blooms in this season.Perhaps the centre of the flower resembles the head of a nail that pierced a Hand or Foot of Jesus, and the petals as the Flesh Wound around the nail; also five petals reminds us of His Five Wounds.


Suzanne April 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

You’re welcome, Tina. :)


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