The Easter Lily

During the Easter Season we use flowers to adorn our churches and altars. They help us to enter into the joy of Easter and experience this season of new life. In the Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices by Ann Ball there is a description of how we started to use the Lily for Easter.

“The florist W.K. Harris brought it (the lily) to the United States in 1882, and spread its use here. Because in America it first flowers in mid-spring, it came to be known as the ‘Easter Lily.’ Its flower, known as a trumpet, parallels the jubilant Alleluia proclaimed throughout the Church at the Resurrection of Christ from the dead.”

May God Bless you.