A Mary Garden Roses & Violets IX

  1. Practical Application:
  2. Pilgrimages In the USA & International Univ Dayton houses the records of John Stokes articles on Mary Gardens (wrote the forward, pg ix, and quote cited) https://archivescatalog.udayton.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35899


– Woods Hole, MA Cape Cod St. Joseph Church 1932 established, first Marian Garden in USA https://udayton.edu/imri/mary/m/mary-garden-woods-hole-mass.php

Carroll House in Annapolis, MD

St. Catherine Sienna Church in Portage MI

National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes gorgeous gardens https://www.nsgrotto.org

Mary Garden Plant List for the St. Clare Garden Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California[1] “This diverse collection of plants has traditional names linking them to the Virgin Mary, Jesus, and the saints. Most of the plants are in the shady part of the garden (section 5 of the diagram) but others are in the sunny areas of the garden mixed in with kitchen and medicinal plants.”

International Marian Shrines in

Knock, Ireland

Akita Japan

Lincoln Cathedral in England

How to design, indoors, outdoors, etc…

  1. Blessing by Laity USCCB & Text, Mary Reed Newland, Fr. Ed, Fr. Ripperger

Several Prayers are offered to consider. It is wonderful to have a priest or deacon bless items. It is a real physical connection to Jesus through the bishop. It is also wonderful to exercise our role as priest, prophet, and king from the graces of baptism and confirmation.[2][3]

  1. I claim this property and all its structures and inhabitants for the Lord, Jesus Christ. I command all spirits that are not of the Lord, all demonic spirits, and all Satanic spirits to depart from here immediately, completely, and with no manifestation, and I command you to go to the presence of Jesus in the nearest Tabernacle to be sent by Him wherever you are to go! Your sphere of influence over this place and all us is now completely broken!  I now ask You, Lord Jesus, to be Lord of this entire place and all who dwell here. I consecrate this property, this home and all its inhabitants to You for Your greater glory, and the glory of the Father and the Holy Spirit. Cover this place and all who dwell here with Your Most Precious Blood that we may all live in safety, peace, and holiness of life. St. Michael, the Archangel, I ask you to send and station your holy angels as guards over this property to keep away all the powers of darkness and protect us from all the wiles and deceits of the Evil One.  I ask all this in the holy Name of Jesus. Amen
  2. Blessing at Planting Time

At the beginning of the planting season, it is customary for farmers or gardeners to seek God’s blessing on their crops. As the seeds are planted, God is asked to protect them from disease and destruction and to bring forth from them an abundant yield.

Today, we seek God’s blessings on these seeds and crops they will produce. Christ reminds us that, unless the seed is planted in the earth and dies, it will not yield fruit. As these seeds grow and are cared for, may they be signs of the new life that comes from God.[4]

  1. From the observance of Rogation (rogare, to ask, blessing of harvests) Days

Blessing of the Sprouting Seed

  1. Our help in in the name of the Lord
  2. Who made heaven and earth.
  3. The Lord be with You
  4. And with your spirit.

Let us pray. To thee, O Lord we cry, and pray: Bless this sprouting seed, strengthen it in the gentle movement of soft winds, refresh it with the dew of heaven, and let it grow to full maturity for the good of body and soul. (Sprinkle holy water).[5]

Blessing of Young Crops and Vineyards

  1. Our help in in the name of the Lord
  2. Who made heaven and earth.
  3. The Lord be with You
  4. And with your spirit.

Let us pray. We appeal to thy graciousness, O almighty God, that thou wouldst shower thy blessing upon these first fruits o of creation, which thou hast nurtured with favorable weather, and mayest bring them to a fine harvest. Grant also to thy people a sense of constant gratitude for thy gifts, so that the hungry may find rich nourishment in the fruits of the earth, and the needy and the poor may praise thy wonderous name. Though Christ our Lord. Amen. (Sprinkle holy water).

  1. Perimeter Prayer

I adjure all you evil spirits, in the name of the spotless Lamb of God, Jesus of Nazareth, to depart from here. I cast you out, every unclean spirit, every phantom, every encroachment of the devil. Yield then to God! You are vanquished in your citadel, all you vile demons. The most Sovereign Queen of heaven, the glorious and ever Virgin Mary, though her immaculate purity, drives you out; before her countenance you must flee. Give way, you evil spirits, to the Queen of Heaven. She is destined by Almighty God to crush your head with her heel.[6]

  1. Press Flowers, microwave, marked as bookmarks

Inspired at a Sisters in Christ Tea at the Parish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqU53trdsyI Craft Plan Write

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIb879Uhda8 thefrugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich

Till the earth & till ourselves. WE are Our Lord’s Garden bring forth best of ourselves. Smile, clean clothes, demeanor. Not filled with vanity but present best of ourselves. Heavens tell of the glory God so should ourselves.

  1. Personal Mary Garden either indoors or outdoors, suggestions in the book

List of Flowers, Mary, and possible significance[7]

https://www.scu.edu/media/offices/st-clare-garden/pdfs/Mary-Garden-Plant-List-rev.pdf [8]

 Overall, it turned out that roughly half of the flowers of the research were intuitively symbolic when first viewed according to their religious names; and half were not – the latter with forms which in the available photos didn’t correspond to the symbolism of the names, or with general names such as Mary’s “Flower,” “Plant” or “Herb,” for which the specific association was not immediately evident. Over a period of time, the name symbolism for some flowers which was thus not immediately apparent from photos or from the plants themselves, was discovered from further photos or from observing the plant growth cycle from seedling to wilting to seed pod formation.

Thus, for example, the basis of the “Our Lady’s Shoes” symbolism of columbine was not discovered until the spurs of the wilting blooms fell to the ground in the garden; the basis of the “Rosary Bead” symbolism of the Canna Lily, until the little round seed pods formed; that of the “Christ’s Nails” symbolism of Carthusian Pink until a photo was come upon (just one of several hundred found in a Google Image Internet search) which showed its pointed seed pods; and the “Our Lady’s Basin” symbolism of fullers’ teasel until rain water was observed to remain in the cavity where two leaves joined directly at the stem.[9]

– Research from John Stokes wrote forward to Mary’s Flowers and researcher of This disc archives fifty-five years of Mary’s Gardens research of some 1,150 “Flowers of Our Lady” found to be named in the oral traditions of the Medieval country-sides for symbolic, legendary, liturgical and other Church association with Father, Son, Holy Spirit, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saints. Housed in Library and Dayton, OH

[1] https://www.scu.edu/media/offices/st-clare-garden/pdfs/Mary-Garden-Plant-List-rev.pdf  accessed April 7, 2022

[2] https://www.simplycatholic.com/priesthood-of-the-laity/  accessed April 11, 2022

[3] https://www.osvnews.com/2021/05/17/the-church-needs-to-empower-and-equip-the-lay-priesthood/  Excellent article by Greg Popcak accessed April 11, 2022

[4] USCCB, Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, Revised and Updated Edition (Washington D.C. 2020), 309

[5] Mary Reed Newland, The Year and Our Children: Planning the Family Activities for Christian Feasts & Seasons (Firefly Press: San Diego, CA 1956) 116-117

[6]  Fr. Chad Ripperger, Deliverance Prayers: For Use By the Laity (Sensus Traditionis Press: Denver, CO 2018) 39

[7] http://www.thesacredheart.com/marygard.htm   accessed April 7, 2022

[8] https://www.scu.edu/media/offices/st-clare-garden/pdfs/Mary-Garden-Plant-List-rev.pdf   accessed April 7, 2022

[9] https://udayton.edu/imri/mary/f/flowers-religious-names.phphttps://udayton.edu/imri/mary/f/flowers-religious-names.php  accessed April 7, 2022