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Rod of the Root of Jesse

Saint Ambrose (339-397), Bishop of Milan, concurs with this image, writing: “The root is the household of the Jews, the rod is Mary, the Flower of Mary is Christ. She is rightly called a rod, for she is of royal … Continue reading

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Roses and Lilies of the Church

In the heavenly camp both peace and strife have their own flowers, with which the soldier of Christ may be crowned for glory Continue reading

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