Thursday, November 17, 2011

Poke-rose

A Pokemon rose! A miracle! Not a religious miracle, per se. Not even a scientific miracle. Just a miracle that someone did this!
Nerds can be romantic!
But for a real miracle of the roses, check out this legend of today's saint, Elizabeth of Hungary.
"Elizabeth was carrying bread in the folds of her mantle to give to the poor of her village. She was met by her husband, who was returning from a hunt. Ludwig protested that it was beneath his wife's dignity as a member of the nobility to be carrying food in her skirts, and he flung open her mantle. The bread which she had been carrying was miraculously replaced by beautiful red and white roses, although it was not the season for flowers. This sign from God, legend says, caused Ludwig to commit himself to living a more Christian life."
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