The Barbara Branch
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In certain parts of Europe, the so-called "Barbara branch" is brought into homes today. It consists of a small cherry twig that is set in water and should blossom on Christmas eve. The custom is deeply Biblical and liturgical. "The bud from the root of Jesse and the flower from its root" is Jesus Christ, whom we expectantly await during Advent and who will blossom forth as a flower at Christmas.

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Has anybody ever tried this? I tried this one year. I cut a twig off of a cherry tree we have at my home. I put it in a vase with water. However the twig did not bloom until around March when the rest of the tree bloomed also.  
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Catholic Culture tried to destroy this website. 

FishEaters has a page on St. Barbara's Day customs here: https://www.fisheaters.com/customsadvent2a.html
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(12-04-2020, 07:40 AM)benedicite Wrote: I put it in a vase with water. However the twig did not bloom until around March when the rest of the tree bloomed also.  

Guess you’re not the next one to get married!!! XD
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