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Devotion for May


Month of May ~ Month of the Blessed Mother

May Crowning of Mary
May Crowning Celebration

May 19th @ 10 am Mass
Please join us in singing the entrance hymn as Our First Communicants crown Our Blessed Mother Mary, Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.

Bring Flowers of the Rarest

Bring flowers of the fairest,
Bring flowers of the rarest,
From garden and woodland
And hillside and vale;
Our hearts are swelling,
Our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest
Rose of the vale.
O Mary! we crown thee
with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels,
Queen of the May,
O Mary! we crown thee
with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels,
Queen of the May.


Blessed Virgin Mary

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy; our life, our sweetness and our hope… These are the beginning lines of one of the most familiar Marian prayers in the Church, the Regina Caeli, or Hail Holy Queen. They very quickly state the stature and importance of the Blessed Mother in our lives and in the Church, where the Christian learns the example of holiness and recognizes its model and source as the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven as its source. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2030)

The more I imitate the Mother of God, the more deeply I get to know God. — Saint Maria Faustina, Diary entry 843

Fifteen Promises of the Blessed Virgin to Christians who Faithfully Pray the Rosary
  1. To all those who shall pray my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and great graces.
  2. Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary will receive some special grace.
  3. The Rosary will be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin and dispel heresy.
  4. The Rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies. It will draw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
  5. Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary will not perish.
  6. Whoever recites my Rosary devoutly reflecting on the mysteries, shall never be overwhelmed by misfortune. He will not experience the anger of God nor will he perish by an unprovided death. The sinner will be converted; the just will persevere in grace and merit eternal life.
  7. Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
  8. Those who are faithful to recite my Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces and will share in the merits of the blessed.
  9. I will deliver promptly from purgatory souls devoted to my Rosary.
  10. True children of my Rosary will enjoy great glory in heaven.
  11. What you shall ask through my Rosary you shall obtain.
  12. To those who propagate my Rosary I promise aid in all their necessities.
  13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire Celestial Court during their life and at the hour of death.
  14. Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.
  15. Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.