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"Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
     As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
     World without End.  Amen."

Fltrinitylily"In undertaking our acts and works we bless ourselves, making the
Sign of the Cross, "In the name of the Father and of the Son and
of the Holy Spirit", to quicken our awareness and love of the one
God, the Blessed Trinity, as the beginning, ground and end of our
being for all eternity; and to offer our acts and works, and
also our sufferings, for the spiritual intentions of the Trinity –
for Creation, Redemption and Kingdom.

We do this rejoicing that, in the state of grace of our baptism,
the undertaking of our acts, works and sufferings for spiritual
intentions meritoriously generates further grace, light, wisdom
and power rising to the heavenly reservoirs and storehouses, from
which, together with those from the acts and sufferings of Christ
and the saints, and from all Masses throughout the world, they are
distributed through Mary’s mediation and the sacramental blessings
and indulgences of Holy Church to where most needed in the divine
economy for love, sustenance, protection, forgiveness, healing,
justice and peace.  It is our faith that in this way all our daily
acts, works and sufferings, undertaken for spiritual intentions,
contribute to the conversion of souls, the healing of bodies, the
renewal of the world and the building of God’s Kingdom.

In the Mary Garden, sacramentally blest flower and plant symbols of
the Trinity quicken the offering of our acts, works and sufferings
to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for spiritual intentions, and
recall us to these intentions if we become distracted.

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An interesting aspect of bred pansy strains of a dominant color is
that the other two colors are always preserved at the centers of
the blooms.  Thus, pansies of yellow dominance may be seen to
symbolize the glory of the heavenly Father; purple the sorrows of
the incarnate Son; and white the light of the processing Holy
Spirit – with the other colors in each instance always retained at
the center, serving to remind us that whenever one of the Persons
of the Trinity is present the others are present also, in the
unity of the Godhead of love.

Pansies also bear the old name of Our Lady’s Delight, whereby,
mindful of their Trinity symbolism, we refer to Mary’s words,
"My spirit has rejoiced in God, my Savior.""

The Mary Gardens site has the above quoted information and many more wonderful devotions seen in the garden which are such a beautiful collection of praises to the Most Holy Trinity.  This article is beautiful and worth the time spent reading it!

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Quotes of the Day

Reader

Our care of the children should be governed not by a desire to ‘make
them learn things’, but to keep burning in them the light of
intelligence.

The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.

Maria Montessori

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