Thursday, January 16

The Meaning Of Roses And White Feathers As A Symbol Of Prayers Being Answered

Roses and prayers

I have published many posts on this blog about white feathers. Mostly people finding the feathers have linked them with loved ones who have died. It's as if they are messages from the dead. I have experienced this myself but the following, from Nama Freesa, is a variation on the theme. This time the feathers (and also roses) are being seen as a symbol or message that prayers are being answered. See what you think.

Nama Freesa
"I experienced feathers all about me whenever I would pray. I prayed for my wayward son at one point in my life, for God to help lead him on a righteous path.

When my father passed away I had the company of the priest, who had officiated at my father's funeral services. At my table during the luncheon after the funeral service he asked me my name and I told him, Theresa. He told me his mother's name was Theresa and was named after St Theresa the Little Flower. I told him that was who I was named after as well.

He told me a story about his mother during the Vietnam War era and when his brother served during that time. His mother would pray for the safekeeping of her son, and she always knew her prayers were being answered by coming across a rose. I told him about finding feathers whenever I prayed for help or guidance, and he told me that the feather was the sign of the Holy Spirit. So, not only are your prayers being answered, but they are being answered by the highest of all powers.

That brought me such great comfort."

~ Nama Freesa

I'd never heard previously of roses being a symbol of prayers being answered, though I do remember hearing something of St Theresa of the Roses as mentioned above.

I found a little more on this on the Society of the Little Flower website. To quote:

St Theresa
"As she was dying in the convent infirmary, Therese could look out and see the rose bushes blossoming. She loved roses. She had thrown rose petals as a Child before the Blessed Sacrament. As she reflected on her quiet, hidden, and gentle life ending, she believed in faith that God had great things in store for her. She believed that her mission was only beginning as she entered the fullness of life with God. She explained: "After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses. I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth. I will raise up a mighty host of little saints. My mission is to make God loved..."

Shortly after her death, the rain of roses began. Sometimes roses literally appeared, and sometimes just the fragrance of them. Cures of painful and fatal diseases and many other miraculous experiences were attributed to her intercession. Sometimes people found inner peace and regained an inner warmth of spirit and confidence, by appealing to St. Therese."

On Wikipedia I found that: "St Theresa, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (January 2, 1873 - September 30, 1897), or Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, O.C.D., was a French Discalced Carmelite nun. She is popularly known as The Little Flower of Jesus or simply, The Little Flower."

So white feathers and roses may be signs that prayers are being answered. It would be interesting if anyone else has found this to be the case.

Other Posts:
The Flesh Eating Bug Overcome By Prayer
The Meaning Of White Feathers As Messages From The Dead
The Great Unknown Link Between God And Man

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  1. I think roses are as viable as feathers or anything else!

  2. Roses are the most beautiful of flowers so I can well believe this. Thanks for sharing Mike.

  3. Lindsay22:33

    This exact same thing happens to me. I pray at night sometimes and then the next day feathers come from nowhere and I have no feathers on any clothes or anything. My husband found a feather at the exact same time at work and he was part of my prayer. I notice this now almost every time I pray. Also I didn't know about the roses thing but they are my favourite flower. :)

    1. Thank you Lindsay for your experience. It's good to know that this applies also to other people.

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