The turning of the soul in the direction of love
“Suffering, once joined to the cross of Jesus, can become a vehicle for the reformation of the sinful self, the turning [gira] of the soul in the direction of love.” (Barron, Robert. Eucharist. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008: page 93)
‘Girasole’…Italian word for sunflower…literally means ‘gira’ to turn and ‘sole’ sun. Girasole…gives love seeds. The direction of love (God) is where our soul meets the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.