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Wounds of LoveThe Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima$
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Frank Graziano

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195136401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195136403.001.0001

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Miracle of the Rose

Miracle of the Rose

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(p.67) 3 Miracle of the Rose
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Wounds of Love
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Frank Graziano (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195136403.003.0004

Rose and flower tropes are pursued into “deflowering,” paradise-garden and edenic imagery, the odor of sanctity, and the miracle after which St. Rose of Lima’s name was changed. The discussion references Venus, the Virgin Mary as the “Rose without Thorns,” the Romance of the Rose, and Christ as the New Adam, among other topics.

Keywords:   deflowering, odor of sanctity, Venus, miracle, paradise, Eden, Virgin Mary, Romance of the Rose, New Adam, flower imagery

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