May: Month of Mary

May is the Month of Mary. “Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary deserves special attention because it is such an important part of worship in the United States.The United States of America is under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception.

Read Letter on the Month of May from Pope Francis to all the faithful throughout the world. The letter includes encouragement to pray the Rosary with two prayers to Our Lady that you can recite at the end of the Rosary.

Resources for Home

May Crowning Ideas For The Home
Coloring pages on how to pray the Rosary
Coloring Mysteries of the Rosary Booklets
How to pray the Rosary from the US Bishop's website 
Teaching the Rosary to youth

May the Month of Mary

The various forms of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary reflect the many different cultures, religious convictions, and popular sensibilities that make up the Church in the United States. Catholic people of all cultures have a deep love for the Mother of God. They employ many different expressions of that love to show the one faith that characterizes their particular prayer life and spirituality.” Learn more about Mary's unique position among the saints

The video below helps to shed light on the Church's teaching on Mary and her place in God's plan. 

In the light of Mary, the Church sees in the face of women the reflection of a beauty which mirrors the loftiest sentiments of which the human heart is capable: the self-offering totality of love; the strength that is capable of bearing the greatest sorrows; limitless fidelity and tireless devotion to work; the ability to combine penetrating intuition with words of support and encouragement”. Read more from the article "Mary, Pro-Life Inspiration"