May, a month dedicated to our Blessed Mother
The month of May is dedicated to our Blessed Mother, St. Mary the Mother of God and our Lord Jesus Christ. There are many ways to honor and pay respects to our Blessed Mother, with the easiest offering your prayers up to her and being thankful for her. There are also several devotions that are encouraged to deepen one's relationship with our Blessed Mother.
The Rosary is a gift from our Blessed Mother, according to legend to St. Dominic, but it was in use in some form in the very early Church. Today, the Rosary is a set of 5 decades that span a range of Biblical events and are mysteries that lead us to our Blessed Lord and help us to understand His Passion.
The Fatima Prayer
The Fatima Prayer, "Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy Mercy. Amen." was given to us by our Blessed Mother, our Lady of Fatima.
Other Marian devotions are associated with particular apparitions or events in our Blessed Mother's life. These include the Seven Sorrows of Mary and the Seven Joys of Mary, devotions to our Lady of Fatima, our Lady of Guadalupe, our Lady of Lourdes, our Lady of Knock, and many others. There are hundreds of Marian apparitions reported around the world, with many of them approved by the Church.
Besides Rosaries, we offer a variety of sacramentals and religious items to renew your life with the presence of our Blessed Mother, including pendants, Miraculous Medals, apparel, statues, icons, tapestries, and more. These items can be placed within a sanctified home to encourage reverence and the protection and care of our Blessed Mother.
Pray and open your heart to our Blessed Mother this month, and ask for her intercession and prayer before her Son, our Blessed Lord. No devotion goes unrewarded, and our Blessed Mother is kind and gentle. Have a good month!
Charity, Peace, and Grace