Flowers in Lent Premium27 March 2014 | by Bernard Cotter
Tomorrow, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, is Mother’s Day – an opportunity not only to honour and express gratitude to mothers at Mass, but to remember the origins of Mothering Sunday, with its links to Marian feast days, and Laetare Sunday They say the Devil has the best tunes, and sometimes it seems the greeting-card companies are in the same boat. Those that flood the market with every sort of card seem to have a topical celebration for every month of the year; their Mother’s Day extravaganza in particular always seems to derail the penitential character of Lent. The springtime celebration re-flowers our flowerless altars and tempts all, mothers and offspring and families alike, to indulge in chocolates and meals out and other celebrations, all in the middl
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