The Liturgy of Flowers in a Mary Garden
Andrea Oliva Florendo’s book, The Liturgy of Flowers in a Mary Garden, offers a repertoire of Medieval and Renaissance botanical symbolism in a garland of prose, plant portraits, and flower sermons to describe the many flowers associated with the Virgin. The flower imagery of Mary dating back to the Middle Ages brings a wealth of meanings distilled from the Scriptures and the writings of the saints and early Church Fathers. A Mary Garden is the quintessential garden of the Virgin Mary. This garden, rich in flower symbolism, reveals its charm behind closed doors.
160 pages & 70 artist's colored illustrations.