(N.B. If you have difficulties or questions in reading regarding why roses are counted as they are, it might be worth taking a read of FAQs here)
Here you will find how the regular commitments and devotions of your day to day spiritual life can count towards the roses you give in your spiritual bouquet at the end of the month. Perennial roses aren’t so much designed to be those which you talk about at the weekly meetings – these will be seed roses in area of the given aspect of the charism for the week, often testing the ground with something new or looking at a different way of trying something.
Perennial roses differ from seed roses as they don’t have the same emphasis on input, assuming that you are already familiar with the practice you are undertaking. Often they will come from something that may originally be a seed rose, and you are invited to try that first. However after that initial effort, instead of sowing a new seed, you may be asked to to water the plant. This means doing a little something between each rose you count, to refresh one’s mind as to the power of the practice so that it doesn’t grow stagnant or become a mere motion to go through. These refreshers will be small inputs or reflections, involving maybe 1-15 minutes of your time, depending on the Rose…
Here are the variety of areas in which you can cultivate perennial roses – click each one for more details!