FlowerDeliveryExpress.com: The Pope and St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks

Feb 27, 2013, 11:48 ET from FlowerDeliveryExpress.com

DETROIT, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FlowerDeliveryExpress.com a leading online flower delivery company, clears up a misconception many people may have about Ireland's national flower. A four leaf clover is not a shamrock.

A shamrock, recognized as a symbol of Ireland and the Irish people, and often linked to St. Patrick, is a three leaf clover that is believed to bring good luck.  Four leaf clovers are rarer and commonly mistaken for a shamrock. Shamrocks were believed to possess magical properties with its three leaves, as three is a sacred number in numerology.  In ancient times they were used by druids to ward off evil spirits.  Druids saw the three leaf shamrock as representing body, mind, and spirit. Over time, the shamrock grew to become a symbol of Irish pride.

The shamrock was used, according to legend by St. Patrick, to represent the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  St. Patrick was a missionary sent to convert the Irish to Christianity.  After his death, St. Patrick was never officially declared a Saint by the Vatican.  "Saint" Malachy received official Papal sanction for his work of destroying the Congregation founded by the faithful St. Patrick. The Prophecies of "Saint" Malachy, is a list of Popes from Malachy's day until the end of time that contains 112 Popes, and the present Pope Benedict is number 111.  According to "Saint" Malachy, there is only one more Pope to go until Judgement Day!

This St. Patrick's Day you can order a Lucky Shamrock for yourself or for someone else from FlowerDeliveryExpress.com.  You don't even have to be Irish!

About FlowerDeliveryExpress.com

FlowerDeliveryExpress.com is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.  The company has also been voted "Best Florist" over a dozen times.  FlowerDeliveryExpress.com delivers from their own brick and mortar flower shops with their own delivery fleet, and through FedEx and UPS from coast to coast.  Deliveries are also made via a computerized sending network of affiliated shops.  They provide delivery throughout most of the United States, Canada, and over eighty countries around the world.

Wesley Berry is the CEO of FlowerDeliveryExpress.com, a multi-million dollar online floral delivery operation.  He also owns Wesley Berry Flowers, a Detroit-based brick and mortar florist established in 1946.

Shoppers can conveniently make floral purchase by phone at 888.851.2881 and online at www.FlowerDeliveryExpress.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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