Familiar words can have different meanings in Catholicism. “Passion” refers to the sufferings of Jesus after the Last Supper. The passion flower has been taken to symbolise these sufferings. For example, the five anthers are said to represent Christ’s five wounds and the three stigma the nails. I thought I’d try to draw a passion flower halo for my Tree of Life design with the 72 radiating tendrils representing the crown of thorns. Today is the Feast of Christ the King. A king who has thorns for his crown. A king who is not only just, but also merciful. A king who loves us more than we love ourselves.
I’ve also done some more work on the border.