The month of May has been for some centuries devoted in a special way to the Blessed Mother. But once you’re outgrown the May processions of schooldays, what can be done individually to reflect that devotion and embrace our Mother? Here are a few ideas:
- There are many ways Mary has reached out to the faithful. Why not research and adopt a new Marian devotion this month? There are many from which to choose: Our Lady of Fátima, Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady Undoer of Knots, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Perpetual Help… find one that touches you in some special way.
- Read a book. There are so many beautiful books written about Our Lady, and different authors draw readers into different aspects of her love and generosity. (Pauline Books & Media offers an excellent selection of such books.)
- You might also consider becoming invested in the scapular as an outward sign of your consecration to the Blessed Mother. Your priest will bless it for you so you can wear it under your clothing as a constant reminder.
Whatever way you choose to celebrate Mary in May, it’s sure to bring you joy. Our Mother is with us always, leading us to Jesus and loving us all. She certainly deserves her own month and any special joy we can bring her through our devotions!