Be praised, Mother of God, by beautiful gladioli. That gentle flower with a melodious name, united with its meaning signifies combat and sword. Michael the Archangel  stands near the Mother of God and waits for her sign to bring help. She stands under her Sonís cross.
Seven large gladioli symbolize the seven swords that pierced her heart.

(Mieczyslaw Gogacz, Litania kwiatow do Matki Bozej)

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