Monday May 18, 2015

Weekly Features: Week of May 18, 2015



Resources for the Month of May

Mary and the Holy Spirit

Holiness and the Blessed Virgin Mary

New Testament Litany of Mary

Marian Thoughts of Pope Francis from April 

May Commemorations



RESOURCES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

Devotions:

Mense Maio: On the Occasion of the First of May
Encyclical of Pope Paul VI promulgated on April 30, 1965.
The pope urges the faithful to pray to Mary more than ever during the month of May, in connection with this exhorts all to seek peace by negotiation and prayer.
vatican.va/holy_father/paul_vi/encyclicals/documents/

Coronation of Mary, Brief History of Coronation
Since the Council of Nicea in 787, the Church has often asserted that it is lawful to venerate images of Christ, Mary and the saints.
udayton.edu/mary/resources/crowning.html

What is the origin of the custom to place a crown on Mary's head?
udayton.edu/mary/questions/yq/yq123.html

Why do we call Mary Queen?
Assumption and Coronation must be sharply distinguished. Whereas the Assumption has been the object of dogmatic definition (1950), the Coronation of Mary has never been ....
udayton.edu/mary/questions/yq/yq73.html

May Crowning, May, Mary's Month, Marian Coronation
May, often called Mary's month in popular devotion....
udayton.edu/mary/meditations/crownmed.html


Music:

May Hymns
Often requested traditional hymns for May.
udayton.edu/mary/resources/mayhymns.html


Poetry:

"Our Lady of the May," "To Crown the Queen of May," "The Gift of the Springtime," "The May Queen," "Galilean May," "Our Lady of May," "May Day Pageant," "The May Magnificat" (and more)
campus.udayton.edu/mary/resources/poetry_new/maypoetry.html


Prayer:

The Glorious Mysteries
... invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix. The Coronation of Our Lady, the "splendor of an entirely unique holiness"
udayton.edu/mary/meditations/glorious.html

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