Monday, March 17, 2014

Wellsville, New York

Shamrock as Totem ~ Sacred and Secular:  What do the shamrock and the fleur-de-lis have in common? They have been used by two different European cultures as symbols of the Christian Trinity. The shamrock is to Ireland what the fleur-de-lis is to France: both nation building tool and symbol of national identity. If you did a census of cemetery emblems, would you find more three-leaf clovers or trefoil lilies? Happy St. Patrick's Day. Sacred Heart Cemetery. [2013]

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