Monthly Archives: September 2011

Our Lady of Sorrows

“Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted and you yourself a sword will pierce so … Continue reading

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Sons and Mothers

Truly sons are a gift from the Lord,/ a blessing, the fruit of the womb.” Psalm 127:3 Today my only son is 10 years old. When I told an old friend yesterday that today was my son’s 10th birthday, his … Continue reading

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The Beauty Collective (September)

This is a new feature on one tiny violet. During my infrequent forays into cyberspace, I continue to come across blog posts and articles which focus on the topic of BEAUTY. I decided that since this blog is focused on … Continue reading

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