Ascent to the Rose of Divine Love: A Slideshow Talk by Tom Bree - Saturday 6th October 2018 at 7.00pm - Wells Cathedral
The rose is said to have grown in the Garden of Eden albeit without any thorns. The rose gained its thorns as a result of the fall and henceforth rose thorns represent the passions – the suffering of this world as symbolised by the crown of thorns. The return of the soul to its Divine Image thus requires an ascent to the Rose of Divine Love as symbolised in medieval chivalric symbolism by a heavenly female – a ‘rose with no thorns’. The Virgin Mary is Herself described as a rose with no thorns.
Symbolism such as this appears to have been used within the design of Wells Cathedral. The ‘ascent’ from the west door ‘up’ to the rose-filled Lady Chapel at the east end embodies the journey of the soul eastward towards the rising of the Bright Morning Star.
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