Violets for Mary


I recently had the pleasure of reviewing the lovely picture book Violets for Mary by author Norma McCulliss and illustrator Sally Bedrosian. Here’s a brief description of the book:

Join little Anna and her brother, Joe, as they learn the best way to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. Walk home from school with them as they learn a lesson about sharing with others. The last day of school is coming soon. What should they do with the rest of their flowers? This charming new story for early readers will help your child learn to read and love the Mother of God. Every other page features a beautiful hand-drawn illustration. The simple vocabulary and short sentences encourage children to read by themselves. The story and illustrations are a completely orthodox presentation of the Catholic Faith for young readers.

This book was recently reviewed here by The Catholic Sun.  The book will definitely encourage young readers towards a lasting devotion to our Blessed Mother.  During October, the month of the Rosary, why not share this new little treasure with the special children in your life?

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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