Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Catholic Lily

The fleur de lis on the wall of the narthex of St. Michael's Cathedral. As a Christian symbol, the fleur de lis is associated strongly with Mary, purity, and chastity.

I would that the whole world knew you and acknowledged you as being that beautiful Dawn which was always illumined with divine light; as that chosen Ark of salvation, free from the common shipwreck of sin; that perfect and immaculate Dove which your divine Spouse declared you to be...and finally, as that white Lily, which you are...
                    – St. Alphonsus Liguori to Mary

1 comment:

  1. Et de vestimento quid solliciti estis? Considerate lilia agri quomodo crescunt non laborant nec nent; dico autem vobis quoniam nec Salomon in omni gloria sua coopertus est sicut unum ex istis.