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“It Exploded!”: EWTN Chapel Receives Thousands of Roses After Priests Request Mary Garden

This is so amazing!

Fr. Joseph Mary and Fr. John Paul Mary of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word recently requested roses for their Marian garden at EWTN.

During Mass on May 10 and 11, both priests mentioned starting a Mary garden, which is a devotional space with flowers honoring Our Lady.  Each rose symbolizes a rosary prayed.

To their surprise, viewers from all over the world called local florists in the Birmingham, Ala. area. The EWTN chapel received non-stop deliveries all day beginning May 11. The deliveries have not stopped since.

“I encouraged people…gently–that they could send a rose for every rosary that they intended on saying,” Fr. Joseph said of his Mother’s Day Mass.

Fr. John Paul Mary told ChurchPOP that they “lost track” of the number of roses, and “every florist is booked to bring roses until May 31.”

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