07 May 2008

MAY IS THE MONTH OF MARY


The month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. May 1 through May 11 fall within the liturgical season of Easter, which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored). The last three weeks of the month (beginning the Monday after Pentecost) are in Ordinary Time which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection.

May 13 - Our Lady of Fatima
May 24 - Our Lady, Help of Christians
May 31 - Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces
May 31 - Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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