The other day I wrote about the special blessing for herbs and flowers in the Rituale Romanum for the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady.
Someone sent a photo and text.
Since you have mentioned a couple of times the tradition of blessing flowers and herbs on the Solemnity of the Assumption, I thought I’d forward you a couple of pictures from Holy Mass last evening at my parish here in Pittsburgh. The pastor is the Very Reverend Brian J. Welding and he has done this the past couple of years.
He’s also made quite a few changes to the sanctuary (the church used to be a trolley barn), [Brick by brick!] including adding the statue of the Blessed Mother you see in the background (St. Joseph is on the other side), new antependiums and dossal curtain, Benedictine altar arrangement, an awesome tabernacle which unfortunately can’t be seen here and the stations which you see in the background. The altar is soon to be redone as well. :-) I’m hoping to have some nice before/after photos once the altar is finished.
Another has come in: