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Charles Allston Collins - Convent Thoughts 1851



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  1. Have you noticed that the flower she is holding is the so called "passion fruit flower"?

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  2. Yes João Batista , I've noticed that because it's my favourite flower : )

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  3. Passion flower because the monks who came across it in the Americas saw symbols of the Passion (mistreatment and killing) of Christ. Not the other kind of passion, regrettably.

    Seems a negative interpretation of a beautiful flower, but they were Spanish monks and like that.

    In the southern US they grow wild and are called maypops.

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