May: the Month of Mary
There are 2 months out of the calendar year dedicated to our heavenly mother Mary.
May is one of them. October is the other.
This has always been a special month for me. You see – I love Mary! She is my Mama and she leads me to her Son. What a wonderful Mama she is! There are some things that I like to do for Mary to think of her and to honour her. Simple things really that help me a lot. They help me by focusing on things of heaven. You know, my final destination (hopefully!).
There is my obvious devotion to the rosary. I love to pray the rosary! I came to this devotion as an adult and it has been a journey, but now I try never to miss a day – and I try to pray all 20 mysteries of my rosary every day. Without it I feel incomplete and feel that I’ve missed an incredible opportunity to know Jesus more through the intercession of His mother Mary. Who would know Him better than His mother?
I wear a Miraculous Medal with my cross around my neck. I also wear a gem from my husband. Together they remind me of Faith, Hope and Love.
I wear blue. Every day of May, and every day of October I wear blue. Either top or bottom – I wear blue. To bed, I wear blue. This is a practice I started (not sure when or why!) many years ago and it helps me remember my Mama Mary throughout the day and is a symbol of my devotion to her.
Do you have any special devotions you practice in this month of Mary?