First, Happy Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton! She is one our saints from Wreath Two. May she encourage us to greater perseverance in 2019!
Now, back to the reason I write – DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MIRACLE??
And, while I certainly don’t know everything about flowers I thought I knew the miracles related to flowers – Juan Diego, Elizabeth of Hungary, and of course, the showering of roses from our patroness, St. Therese. I had no idea of this wonderful miracle involving a blackthorn.
Reading of it makes me wish I were able to add it to another wreath, but what virtue? In reading story, I am lead to think of protection which is not a virtue so much as an attribute of God and our Mother, Mary, who watch over all of us. Perhaps you might think of blackthorns the next time you feel vulnerable. The Blessed Mother will be there for you just as she was for Egidia Mathis.