rose201Twice a year, in Advent and Lent, (Gaudete and Laetare Sundays), the beautiful rose vestments and hangings come out of storage.  The sight of them is a refreshment during these seasons. The original rose shade was not as cerise or hot pink, as we find in today’s vestments, but rather a more salmon shade.  Here is an excellent article about the origins of rose dye for rose vestments.  Click on this link below to read it.