This morning, I chatted with Brain Patrick on the Sonrise Morning Show about honoring Mary during the month of May.

One of the ideas we spoke about was erecting a May altar in our homes in order to give our Lady a special place and keep our minds and hearts focused on her. I mentioned that we have a May altar that really has an “altar” for a foundation. My husband, Mark, crafted the altar our of corrugated cardboard, pieced together and with a wooden base. It’s pretty schnazzie! Plus, it fits nicely into the corner of our dining room – conspicuous enough to keep her present to us, out of the way enough so that we don’t bump into it.

Of course, your May altar doesn’t have to be this elaborate; it can be something as simple as a corner of the kitchen counter or a space on the mantle. The important point is the offer Mary a special place in our homes and in our hearts during May.

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Anonymous · May 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Beautiful. I place roses, preferably fresh roses, on my picture of Mary, on her feast days, December 12 and now, for May,the Month of our Blessed Mother. I also give extra meditation to any rosary mysteries involving Mary, such as the Joyful Mysteries, the last two Glorious mysteries, and my favorite given to us by Blessed JP II, the Luminous Mystery #2, the Wedding at Cana.

Wife, mother, author, and columnist. · May 11, 2011 at 2:02 pm

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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