“But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ and manifests through us the odor of the knowledge of Him in every place.” (2 Corinthians, 2:14)The overall interpretation of this clairalience (clear smelling) spiritual impression through physical sense of smell is that you are in the presence of holiness and you are loved! Is it the presence of God and the Holy Spirit, is it simply Mary acting in the capacity of a loving mother with a message of this love to all her children wanting to remind us how much she cares, or is it our guardian angel wanting to communicate that we are loved.? I believe that it is all of these sources wanting us to know about our Heavenly kingdom that awaits us when we believe in God and the power of His love. As Catholics we are blessed with so many stories of daily miracles from Saints, from miracle cures, sometimes just a feeling that we are surrounded by God’s love, and sometimes it comes in a sweet scent of roses letting us know that we are loved. God loves us of that I’m sure. He has so many ways to send us messages of His love. Our Mother Mary is certainly a great messenger sent to deliver, through the scent of roses, His never-ending capacity to love us all!
Copyright 2018 Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh
About the Author
Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh (Cathy) completed her education in Special Education and English and now works as an Agent in the Insurance Industry. A mother and Grandmother, Cathy grew up in a large Catholic family and has spent the last 30 years as a caregiver for her husband, Jack. She is a cancer survivor which inspired her to begin writing six years ago.