Catholic Forum on September 13: Wildflowers in Christian popular belief, by Jan Erik Kofoed.

Mary and other biblical figures meet us through the names of various beautiful wildflowers. In many cases they were medical plants of importance. Many of these plants were cultivated in monastery gardens.

Their use and the various myths connected with them reflect  Christian popular beliefs in Norway and the rest of Europe in earlier times. This part of God’s creation continues to bring joy through the stories connected with them, and some of the plants may still be of benefit to modern man.

The lecture will be held in the church hall at St. Olav Interim church, Schirmers gt. 1, at 7pm (in Norwegian)