May is the Month the Church Dedicates to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary
“The queen stood on Thy right hand
in gilded clothing, surrounded with variety.”
(Ps, xliv. 10)
“and the King arose to meet her, and bowed to her, and sat down upon His throne: and a throne was set for the King’s mother, and she sat on His right hand. And she said to Him: I
desire one small petition of Thee, do not put me to confusion. And the King said to her: My mother, ask: for I must not turn away thy face.”
(III Kings, ii. 19-20)
“And the King shall greatly desire thy beauty: for He is the Lord thy God, and Him they shall
(Ps, xliv. 12)
Anthem – Regina Cœli
(To be prayed from Easter Sunday to Trinity Sunday instead of the Angelus. Click here, for the Latin version)
Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.
For He whom thou wast made worthy to bear. Alleluia.
Hath risen, as He said. Alleluia.
Pray for us to God. Alleluia.
℣. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
℟. For the Lord hath risen indeed. Alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who through the resurrection of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ hast vouchsafed to give joy to the whole world; grant us, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary his Mother, we may obtain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Click here, to read the book, ‘The Month of Mary, according to St. Francis of Sales.’
Click here, for prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Below listed are the feasts falling in May 2021:
May 2: IV Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.
May 4: St. Monica Widow, Double.
May 9: V Sunday after Easter, Double; Commemoration of St. Gregory Nazianzen Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church.
May 15: St. John Baptist de la Salle Confessor, Double.
May 17: St. Paschal Baylon Confessor, Double.
May 18: St. Venantius Martyr, Double.
May 21: Mass of the Season
May 24: Whit Monday, Double.
May 25: Whit Tuesday, Double.
May 26: EMBER WEDNESDAY/Whit Wednesday, Double.
May 27: Whit Thursday, Double.
May 28: EMBER FRIDAY/Whit Friday, Double.
May 29: EMBER SATURDAY/Whit Saturday, Double.
“Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?”
(Cant, vi. 9)
“Who is this that cometh up from the desert, flowing with delights, leaning upon her beloved?”
(Cant, viii. 5)
Holy Mary, pray for us.