Tag Archives: Month of May

May Crowning

Did your parish have a May Crowning this morning? Here is the result from one of my parishes, St. Barnabas:   The Memorare Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy … Continue reading

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Over, But…

The month of May, specially dedicated to Our Lady, may have concluded a few days ago, but read what Pope Saint John Paul II had to say about that, back in 1979: The month of May cannot end; it must … Continue reading

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Consecration of a Child to Our Lady

Here is something to brighten your month of May. Check out what the Dominican Nuns of St. Jude in Marbury, Alabama have published on their blog, From Marbury’s Hilltop, about consecrating your child(ren) to Mary. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THEIR … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Luján

In addition to being a major feast day for the famous Marian Sanctuary of Pompeii, today is also the feast of Argentina’s national patroness, Our Lady of Luján (pronounced “lu-HON”). In the town of Luján, which is about an hour’s … Continue reading

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May 8th: Special Prayer to the Blessed Mother

Tomorrow, May 8th, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii, celebrated with particular solemnity at the great Basilica-Shrine in that town just south of Naples (which sits in the shadow of the active volcano, Mount Vesuvius). … Continue reading

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Our Father Bead

The widespread practice is to offer the first three Hail Marys of the rosary “for an increase in faith, hope, and charity”. But I don’t have the impression that there is as widespread a practice with regard to the first Our … Continue reading

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Month of May

Another month of May is upon us, and so another month dedicated to Our Lady. Although we begin it with today’s feast of St. Joseph the Worker, we will conclude it with the Feast of the Visitation. Hopefully there will … Continue reading

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Our Visits to Mary

While we honor Our Lady’s Visitation to her relative Elizabeth today, we can think about our own visits to Our Lady each day and throughout our lives – in prayer, by going to her special shrines (something I am doing … Continue reading

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The Visitation

Today is the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the final day of the month dedicated to her. On this day we recall how our Blessed Mother “set out in haste” to visit her elderly relative … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

Since it’s Thursday, a day for particular devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament, and since it’s also still the month of May, dedicated to Our Lady, I thought I would post the following image and prayer: Let us pray. O … Continue reading

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Saturday: Our Lady’s Day

I remember driving through a neighborhood in St. Louis near the seminary there, where many of the houses (probably built during the 1940s and 50s) had niches built into the front with statues of the Blessed Mother in them. It … Continue reading

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The Crucifixion

On Friday we traditionally pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, the final decade of which is the Crucifixion. Let us take our place today by Our Lady, at the foot of the Cross, as we do our Friday … Continue reading

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