Description of the Ascension of the Lord

Description of the Ascension of the LordOn Ascension Day the Lumen Christi is taken from the dining room table to signify that the Lord has ascended.

In the days when the Faith was flourishing, the Sunday after the feast of the Ascension was called “The Sunday of the Roses,” the name given from the custom of strewing the pavements of the  churches with roses, as an homage to Christ who ascended into heaven when the earth was in the season of flowers.

Why cannot we in our day have roses in our homes, make an offering of flowers to our church, or take roses from our gardens to one infirm or sick?

Here are some prayers and meditations to be said in the family between the Ascension and Pentecost Sunday.

From Catholic Culture.org

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