Monday, May 12, 2014

Mondays with Mary: One Little Rose

One Little Rose

I would rather have one little rose
From the garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flowers 
When my stay on earth must end.

I would rather have one pleasant word
In kindness said to me 
Than flattery when my heart is still
And life has ceased to be.

I would rather have a loving smile
From friends I know are true
Than tears shed round my casket
When this world I’ve bid adieu.

Bring me all your flowers today
Whether pink, or white, or red;
I’d rather have one blossom now
Than a truckload when I’m dead.

When I googled the title of the prayer,
I was led to a site about 
Little Rose Farron
who was stigmatic and lived her last years
able to consume only the Eucharist and liquid foods.
Little Rose Farron in a state of ecstasy
(image found here)

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  1. Aaah Nonnie, what a wonderful sharing! I am going to read up about Little Rose Farron - thank you for your participation in Mondays with Mary - your lovely and kind comments always touch my heart and I am blessed to have you as a blogging friend

  2. Hi Norma. I went to read about Little Rose Farron and her life of pain. She helped many in her few years. Thank you for sharing this.:)


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