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Lily - purity and virginity. By its whiteness, the lily is the symbol of purity. From the Annunciation onward, it symbolizes the Immaculate Conception, purity, virginity, and eternal fidelity. Its Marian symbolism already appears in the Song of Songs: "Like a lily in the midst of thorns, such is my Beloved among the lilies." Other passages in the Bible evoke the lily as the symbol of virginity and purity.
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Rose -- martyrdom and passion. In ancient times, it was the flower of poets and the symbol of love. Yet, scarlet also suggests pain and suffering. In the 4th century, St. Ambrose made it the symbol of the Passion of Christ. The red rose became the emblem of the martyrs.
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The white rose is a symbol of Mary. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux associated the rose with the Virgin. In his Sermo Beata Maria, he writes: "Mary was white by her virginity, red by her charity, white by her flesh, red by the spirit." In the Golden Legend, Jacques de Voragine associates the rose with the Assumption, describing the tomb of the Virgin as being covered with roses as she ascends to heaven.

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Columbine — the dove (from columba in Latin) of the Holy Spirit. This flower with five petals is compared to five doves, hence its name of “columbine” or the dove of the Holy Spirit. It symbolizes divine love and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Another name given to columbine in English: that of the "Our Lady’s Slippers." In French, it is also known as “Our Lady’s Gloves.”

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Violet — modesty and obedience. The violet embodies modesty, humility, and obedience — the most important monastic virtues! It is also the symbol of the Virgin Mary, who is humble and modest. With its five petals, this flower also evokes the Passion of Christ — His five wounds. Its three colors are reminiscent of the Trinity.
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Iris — celestial royalty. The three petals of this flower represent the Trinity; its stem, the royal scepter. The iris is associated with Christ, the King of heaven. It is also one of the symbols of the Virgin Mary.
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Hyssop — the humility that purifies sinners. This flower grows in the Mediterranean basin. It is known for its medicinal properties, taste, and decorative qualities. The sponge soaked with liquid vinegar that was offered to the crucified Jesus was held up on a hyssop branch.
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Strawberry — innocence and humility. Hiding quietly in the grass, it symbolizes humility and good hidden deeds. Its white flower embodies purity. Its groups of three leaves: the Trinity. Its red fruit: the Passion. It is associated with the Resurrection because it grows in the spring.
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The milk thistle — virtue. Symbol of uncultivated earth, and by extension the virgin woman, it is the image of virtue protected by its quills. According to legend, the Virgin Mary, wanting to keep the Baby Jesus safe from Herod's soldiers, hid in a grove of thistles; she nursed him there, and some drops of her milk fell on the thistle’s leaves, staining them white.
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Angelica — herb of Angels. Angelica is also called "root of the Holy Spirit" or "angel grass" or "Archangelic herb." It owes its name to its sweet scent, but also to a biblical legend according to which Raphael, the Archangel of Healing, revealed to men its beneficial and exceptional virtues.
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