Welcome to the Divine Will of the Mystical Rose Cenacle
We are located in Baldwin, Wisconsin, approximately 40 minutes from St. Paul, across the St. Croix River in western Wisconsin. We meet weekly at Mystical Rose Gardens to grow in our knowledge of the Divine Will and how to live in it.
According to Newman, the Blessed Virgin Mary is called Rosa Mystica, the Mystical Rose, because she “is the Queen of spiritual flowers; and therefore she is called the Rose, for the rose is fitly called of all flowers the most beautiful.” That would explain the name “rose” but Newman asks the reason for the adjective “hidden.” His reply is that her tomb was not to be found on earth as that of the saints and martyrs. “Is it conceivable that they who had been so reverent and careful of the bodies of the Saints and Martyrs should neglect her—her who was the Queen of Martyrs and the Queen of Saints, who was the very Mother of our Lord? It is impossible. Why then is she thus the hidden Rose? Plainly because that sacred body is in heaven, not on earth.”
Holy Mary, Mystical Rose, you are the most beautiful flower created by God, in venerating you we praise God for his holiness and beauty.
credit: Blessed Cardinal Newman Website
Scenes from Mystical Rose Gardens…
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