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6 Powerful Ways to Celebrate the Month of Mary

6 Powerful Ways to Celebrate the Month of Mary

Above the regular ways, we collectively honor Mary in the Catholic Church, and we know how to do it well. I usually recommend developing your personal rituals that combine individual acts of love with deeper participation in the communal prayers we offer to God through the intercession of Mary. Especially in the Month of May.

In the words of Pope Paul VI, May is “a month which the piety of the faithful has long dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God.”

Here are a few tips on how you can take your love affair with Mary to another level:

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Flower Your Mary Statue:

We must have witnessed or seen pictures of bishops honoring Mary with a crown of flowers. This beautiful custom shows our special, child-like love for the Mother of God. So, adorn her statue with flowers, make a petition and let your heart move in a warm love for the Mother who works tirelessly for you. It doesn’t have to be at her grotto; a small statue on your home altar or your desk suffices. Making the time is everything. I assume you have one of those. 

Pray a Novena to Our Lady

This is not difficult since you can browse any number of prayers to our Lady online. So, make a novena, at least nine days to the Blessed Mother. Remember that no intention surpasses her spiritual protection, which ultimately means keeping your soul pure for her Son. Check out thecatholicsoul.com for prayers.

Tell Someone about the Rosary:

Reading about and sharing the wonders of the Rosary is one of the best ways to honor Mary. Consider such books as St Louis de Montfort’s “Secrets of the Rosary” and St Alphonsus de Liguori’s “Glories of Mary.” Also, get acquainted with Mary’s fifteen promises to those who pray the Rosary.

Share Marian Sacramentals:

God’s greatest gift to man is his Holy Spirit since this is the only way we can ever earn such a lofty gift of meriting the Kingdom in the end. This would mean that one of the gifts we can give our neighbors is spiritual gifts that bring God to them. One of them is to share sacramentals with them and teach them how to use them to invoke God’s protection and care. Giving our friends the Rosary, Scapular and other Marian sacramentals is a way to honor Mary and share the wonders of her motherhood with the world.

Consider purchasing rosaries and medals here to support us :).

Say “Mary” first thing in the Morning:

Well, this is a personal ritual of mine. The first thing I say in the Morning is, “Blessed Mary, my Mother.” That’s it. This is my way of inviting her to aid me throughout the day in seeking and doing the will of God. It is not easy to remember, especially after a tiring night, but if you ask your guardian angel before bed, it gives you a better chance. Also, Siri does a good job (lol).

Pray the Rosary, the Little Office of Mary, etc.

This can be every day or every Saturday in Mary, or hopefully, every Saturday of your life. There is power in the daily recitation of the Rosary, but if you struggle, then make it a date with Mary. Make it a little romantic so that it feels like an actual date with Mary every Saturday at her grotto or in your home. It is a great way to draw closer to Mary and open your soul to great heavenly blessings. Mary has been known to spoil her children with graces!

Pope Paul VI wrote:

“For this is the month during which Christians, in their churches and their homes, offer the Virgin Mother more fervent and loving acts of homage and veneration; and it is the month in which a greater abundance of God’s merciful gifts comes down to us from our Mother’s throne.”

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