'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:5-12)
In the garden of the Church, Mary gathers three flowers and places them into your hands: the white lily, the red rose, the pale violet. The lily is the symbol of purity of conscience of life. The rose represents that burning love which purifies, perfects and elevates the heart to God. The violet is the emblem of the evangelical mortification which keeps us canditus, et rubicundus ("fresh, and ruddy" Sg 5:10)
according to the desire of the Beloved of our heart et pascitur inter lilia. ("who pastures his flock among the lilies" Sg 2:16, Sg 6:2)
The picture of the lily draws you away from the world. The image of the rose unites you with the heart of Jesus. Finally, the violet makes you partakers of the fruits of the Cross of Jesus. May the most holy Virgin who presents you with these flowers, find them still in your hands in your last agony as a pledge for entrance into the home to which only the pure lovers of Jesus Crucified are admitted.'
St. Gaspar del Bufalo
1 I AM the flower of the field, and the lily of the valley.(a) Christ professeth himself the flower of mankind: yea Lord of all creatures.
2 (b) As the lily among the Thorns, so is my love among the daughters.(b) The Church excelleth all other societies: In the Church the godly excel sinners, Among the innocent and holy, the virgin Mary surpasseth all.
3 (c) As the apple tree among trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons. Under his shadow, whom I desired, I sat: and his fruit was sweet unto my throat.(c) The Church praising Christ resteth secure under his protection.
4 He brought me into the wineceller, he hath ordered in me charity.
5 Stay me up with flowers, compass me about with apples: because I languish with love.
6 His left hand under my head, and his righthand shall embrace me.
7 I adjure you o daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and the hearts of the fields, (d) that you raise not, nor make the beloved to awake, until herself will.(d) He for the weaks sake permitteth her not to be molested, till she be prepared to suffer with patience.
8 (e) The voice of my beloved, behold he cometh leaping in the mountains, leaping over the little hills:(e) She feeling Christs assistance, confesseth, & preacheth boldly his Gospel, & truth against all Pagans, and Heretics.
9 my beloved is like unto a roe, and to a fawn of hearts. Behold he standeth behind our wall, (f) looking through the windows, looking forth by the grates.(f) Who though he show not himself visibly:
10 Behold my beloved speaketh to me: (g) Arise, make hast my love, my dove, beautiful one, and come.(g) yet encourageth her to approach unto him:
11 For winter is now past, the rain is gone, and departed.
12 The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is come: the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land:
Canticle of Canticles 2:1-12, Original Douai Rheims
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