Why is May the Month of Mary?

May Altar

It’s May already.

In Catholic churches and homes around the world, May altars – special places dedicated to Mary, Mother of God – have been erected. Some have pictures of Mary, some have statues of her. Most have bouquets of flowers and many host a crown of flowers for the Queen, symbols of her beauty, purity, and virtue.

It’s a wonderful custom, but do you know why Catholics celebrate May as the Month of Mary?

I’ll tell you where the custom came from as well as provide some insights and inspirations for how you can celebrate Mary’s month in your own home or apartment.

Read more in my latest post for National Catholic Register.  

 

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