The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today, May 31st, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

At the Annunciation, the angel Gabriel visits Mary and says she’s been chosen to bear the Son of God. He also says that her relative Elizabeth, who was considered barren, is in the sixth month of her pregnancy.

Immediately after hearing this news, Mary travels to visit Elizabeth. This is known as the Visitation.

First, we’ll look at the Gospel account of the Visitation.

Then, I’ll share four lessons from this significant event.

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Church of the Visitation, Ein Karem, Jerusalem. Photos from a friend.

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One Year of One Small Rose

Dear Readers,

I started One Small Rose on February 16, 2018. Since the one year anniversary just passed, I decided to reflect on the journey…

I learned a lot over the past twelve months. (One thing I learned is there’s so much to learn!)

Here are two lessons. These lessons are not only relevant for me and blogging. They are relevant for each of us in all aspects of our lives.

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The Little Flower and One Small Rose

I have to tell you, I’m excited about this blog! I’m truly grateful for all of the support and encouragement I’ve received from family and friends. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me; so thank you!

Now for the explanation of the name. (I know, I know, you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat for this.) Once I felt that God was calling me to start a blog, one of my first thoughts was that I needed to choose a name.

I’m a perfectionist, so this sort of task would normally take me a long time to accomplish. I often don’t feel comfortable with a decision or action unless I feel it’s completed “perfectly” (which I know sounds ridiculous because “perfect” does not exist).

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