Easter Lilies & Palm Crosses

The Easter Lily is the traditional flower of Easter, as it is regarded as a joyful symbol of hope and life.  These trumpet shaped flowers were brought from Japan to the United States in 1875 by an American tourist.

Meaning of the Easter Lily

In Christendom, the lily has come to symbolize the resurrection of Jesus.  The bulb of the flower buried in the ground stands for the tomb of Jesus, and the white trumpet flowers that grow from the bulbs symbolize His life after death.  The white color signifies the Savior’s purity, and the trumpet shape represents Angel Gabriel’s trumpet call to rebirth and new life.

Easter Lily Sale

Traditionally each year, the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild holds an Easter Lily Sale on Palm Sunday weekend. You can order lilies to give to family, or donate lilies in memory/honor of loved ones to be placed in the historic Monastery church.

Their names will be placed in the church and on this website and the friars will remember your loved ones in their prayers during the Easter Season.

Information about ordering lilies is posted on the home page of this website and on Facebook every year.