Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Two French horticulturalists have named a new type of white rose “Pope Franciscus” in honour of the Holy Father.

..."White roses are of special importance to Pope Francis, a sign of his devotion to the Little Flower Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.
In the book El Jesuita, then-Cardinal Bergoglio said whenever he has a problem, he asks Saint Thérèse “not to solve it, but to take it into her hands and to help me accept it and I almost always receive a white rose as a sign.”
Saint Thérèse promised that, after her death, she would “let fall a shower of roses” as a sign of her intercession."

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