Queen of the May


The month of May is the "month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady," and it is the occasion for a "moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world [pay] to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God's mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance" (Paul VI: Encyclical on the Month of May, no. 1). Read more

Mary's Gardens

Gardening can be a prayerful work. A garden may be made edifying and instructive to children and adults. Mary can be prayerfully honoured by sowing, tending, harvesting and offering flowers and plants named for her in old popular tradition. Add Mary-named plant life to your present garden.... Have an outdoor shrine. Or be the giver of such means to a person or family, society, school or religious institution. Remember: any place, large or small, will do for a garden. This link will take to you a website that contains a vast amount of information on Mary Gardens and the spiritual nature of gardening. Read more

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