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Carnations and Divinity

By Rev. Eddie Tatro, published on Aug 27, 2013

The presence of a carnation flower anywhere signifies divinity. The literal meaning of ‘carnation flower’ is the ‘flower of love'. The legend of the carnation says that these beautiful flowers first grew on Earth from Mary’s tears after watching her Son, Jesus, carrying His cross through Jerusalem. Therefore, carnations are used in many ceremonies and any special occasions; this flower was pink in color.

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, wept at the sight of her Son bearing the cross, and her tears turned to the first carnations. Leonardo Da Vinci immortalized the association of the... (more)

Tags: jesus, carnation, blessed mother, blessed virgin, carnations, dianthus caryophyllus, madonna of the carnation, madonna of the pinks, virgin mary

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