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A Marian Month
In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary’s month, and May Day is usually a celebration of the Virgin Mary. Mary’s head will often be adorned with flowers in a May crowning.
May Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary refers to special Marian devotions held in the Catholic Church during the month of May honoring the Virgin Mary as "the Queen of May". These services may take place inside or outside. A "May Crowning" is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May.
Spend a day at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC
The West Building in the Italian section has a lot of portraits of Mary
Visit her Grotto:
National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
16330 Grotto Rd
Call (301) 447-5318
Association of the Miraculous Medal
http://www.amm.org/ (Perryville, Missouri, 63775)
https://cammonline.org/ (475 E. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144)
O Virgin Mother of God,
We dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you
under the title
of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
May this Medal be for each one of us
a sure sign of your affection for us
and a constant reminder
of our duties toward you.
Ever while wearing it,
may we be blessed
by your loving protection
and preserved in the grace of your Son.
O Most Powerful Virgin,
Mother of Our Savior,
keep us close to you
every moment of our lives.
Obtain for us, your children,
the grace of a happy death;
so that in union with you,
we may enjoy the bliss of Heaven forever.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
The Miraculous Medal
Ave Maria Monogram
Songs in her Honor: