My good German friend, Gerhard is once again working wonders with the hydrangea from his own gardens in the Blue Mountains to decorate St Canice’s in Elizabeth Bay for Christmas. He’s had large Christmas trees soaking for weeks in his dam to keep them fresh and green, and will adorn them with lights to stand next to the altar at Midnight Mass.
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Michael, these photographs are just gorgeous, like the flowers. I’m
attaching and sending to friends around the world. Thank you, Michael,
and a wonderful 2012 to you. Love from Barbara and Duncan
Amazingly beautiful. The Lord will be pleased! John
I have been intending to write to you to ask you to thank Gerhard for the beauty he gifted to us through the floral arrangements for Christmas. And thank you too, Michael for the generous part you play in that gift to us all. I also loved the image of the holy family’s flight into Egypt in your photo. Kev’s birthday is the 28 December, the feast of the massacre of the innocents which caused Joseph to flee Israel and that image is the only one I’ve ever seen commemorating that event.
Kev and I did not make it to Midnight Mass but we were at 10.30 the next day and I was overcome by the beauty of the church and the flowers. The urn at the entrance, picking up the colours of the tapestry so perfectly, was magnificent and the main sanctuary such a perfect statement of light and purity through the candles, the trees and the white hydrangea. God was glorified in that creation and everyone who shared Christmas at St Canice’s this year could only have been up-lifted by the beauty of the church.
The blessings of the season on you Michael. And thank you again. Marg