A Rose in the Heavenly Garden

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Rose | Shaksphere famously penned "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." This can undoubtedly be said by all bearing the name Rose. The Rose has come to symbolize martyrdom, purity, friendship and love. The name has also been adopted to point the way, give direction when lost; compass rose. No matter the descriptor, no one can deny all carrying the name Rose are indeed anointed, called forward for greatness. We pray today especially for all Roses who carry heavy burdens and crosses of deep grief and sadness, you are not alone. We magnify your name and the beauty of your witness to the glory of God's Divine Mercy. We give thanks for your generous gift of self. Through your witness we too have been called to a greatness, a conversion of heart. We pray for your continued strength and healing; that our sweet Jesus will forever hold you close to his heart and Mother Mary console your every tear. We love you and pray for you. And as C.S. Lewis once said "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." May you have solace in knowing that your precious Rose is living amongst the most resplendent garden of love in God's Heavenly City.