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Remembering our Departed with flowers

Chrysanthemums in a flower market in the South of France. Source:

Job 14:2 tells us Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain”. In the Holy Bible, flowers are used in many verses to represent beauty, love, grace and also death.

The month of November is dedicated to the dead. It begins with All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day and throughout the month, it is traditional to pray for souls in purgatory and visit the graves of loved ones.

Flowers are used to express condolence in funerals and to take to the graves of our loved ones for remembrance. Each species of flower has an important significance. Below is a list of some flowers most suited for the month of November:

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