Even if we don’t realize, mysterious events and enigmas surround us constantly. So much so that mysteries have inspired all sorts of issues that we see or experience on a daily basis, and whose enigmatic foundation we do not know. Such is the case, for example, with the flag of the European Union. On the EU website they tell us the following:
“It features a circle of 12 gold stars on a blue background. They stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe..
The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries, though the circle is a symbol of unity.”
However, this symbolism is not as secular as the European Union tells us. The flag design was devised by the French artist Arsène Heitz in 1955, a man who professed genuine devotion to the Virgin Mary. In fact, his great spirituality was his source of inspiration. Heitz was based on the design of the Miraculous Medal, a talisman that refers to the Marian apparition seen by Catherine Labouré in the Rue du Bac church in Paris in 1830, and a passage from Chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation that says:
“A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.”
Blue is the symbol of the celestial and the eternal. Precisely the Virgin is dressed in a tunic of this color in many representations. Besides, who knows if these winks of fate have something to do, but the Heitz design was accepted on December 8, 1955. What a coincidence, the same day that the Immaculate Conception is celebrated…