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Month of The Blessed Virgin Mary
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).
This Christian custom of dedicating the month of May to the Blessed Virgin arose at the end of the 13th century. In this way, the Church was able to Christianize the secular feasts which were wont to take place at that time. In the 16th century, books appeared and fostered this devotion. ....Read More
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