MAY THE MONTH OF MARY

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MAY THE MONTH OF MARY

The month of May is the month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady.

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. Continue reading

Saint Catherine of Siena

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Saint Catherine of Siena

Virgin
(1347-1380)

Catherine, the daughter of a humble Christian tradesman, was raised up to be the guide and guardian of the Church in one of the darkest periods of its history, the fourteenth century. As a child, prayer was her delight. She would say the Hail Mary on each step as she mounted the stairs, and was granted in reward a vision of Christ in glory. And He revealed to her the secrets of Christian perfection. When only seven years old she made a vow of virginity, afterwards enduring bitter persecution for refusing to marry.
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Saints Philip and James

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Saints Philip and James

Apostles

(First century)

Apostle Saint Philip

Philip was one of the first chosen disciples of Christ. On the way from Judea to Galilee Our Lord found Philip, and said, Follow Me. Philip straightway obeyed; and then in his zeal and charity sought to win Nathaniel also, saying, We have found Him of whom Moses and the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth. And when Nathaniel in wonder asked, Can any good come out of Nazareth? Philip simply answered, Come and see, and brought him to Jesus. Continue reading