Faith – Passion Flower Blossom Block
Passion flower means faith and belief.
The Passion flower was named for the Passion of Christ. The flowers five petals and five petal-like sepals represent the ten apostles who remained faithful throughout the Passion. The circle of hair-like filaments resembles the crown of thorns. The round Passion Fruit is a symbol of the world Christ saved.
This flower, a genus with numerous species, indigenous to the tropical Americas, is unique among the hundreds of old Christian flower symbols in that there is specific historical documentation of the time and place of its origin – the symbolism having been first perceived by the Mexican Augustinian friar, Emmanuel de Villegas, who reported it, with sketches, in Europe in 1610.
3″ x 3″
Made in the USA.