Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Feast of St. Rita

Today our priest gave out blessed roses--something I'd never seen before.

Today is the feast of St. Rita, our parish's patron and it is a tradition to bless roses on that day. The tradition comes from a story of Rita asking for a rose from her garden on her death bed.  It was winter and snow was on the ground.  Nevertheless, the attending sister went outside and found a single rose blooming in the garden.

Today, in honor of St. Rita, stop and smell the roses, and then, thank God for them!  



TACParent said...

My roses came into full bloom today. Perhaps this is why. They are quite lovely and I see them as a blessing/a gift.

Dymphna said...

That's so cool! You know, your patron saint is the one who sends roses too!

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