The Dutch contribution to Roman Easter

For the 25th year in a row the Archbishop of Utrecht blessed the flowers and floral arrangements, as well as the arrangers, truck driver and truck, destined for the Easter celebrations in the Vatican. Holy water and a blessing sped them on their way to Rome, where the truck carrying 22,000 flowers is expected to arrive tomorrow.

The Dutch contribution to the Easter Mass on St. Peter’s Square has given risen to a popular image of the previous pope, John Paul II, and his characteristic pronunciation of the Dutch “Bedank vor die bloemen” (“Thank you for the flowers”).

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One thought on “The Dutch contribution to Roman Easter”

  1. Help me remind myself to keep a safe distance from the archbishop when he does a holy water thing when we are around. He’s really generous with the holy water… YIKES :mrgreen:

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