|The Most Holy Virgin Mary Crowned Queen of Heaven|
El Lucero de la Grada, Monastery of Carmel, Cuenca de los Andes, Ecuador
The Feast of the Assumption brought the opening of two of the blossoms with several others beginning to open. Today the end of the octave the last bud opened with full brilliance and pure creamy white petals. The children's rosary has dedicated this year to renewal of family prayer. Prayers were said to Jesus asking that with each petal that forms on the rose that 1000 families would begin family prayer. Seeing the blossoms on the rose during these special days in honor of Mary one can reflect on the fruits of the fifth glorious mystery of the rosary: Trust in the intercession of Our Blessed Mother. It is the fruit associated with the coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth. Today with Our Lady's Rose in full bloom who could doubt that Our Lady loves us and intercedes before her Son for each one of us.
Thank you Mother Mary, Queen of the Angels and Saints.