31 Days With Mary: Day 1 and 2

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May is traditionally devoted to Mary, so I decided to do the 31 day devotional that is found in my all-time favorite prayer-book, Handbook of Prayers.

How this devotional will work

Each day there will be a mini reflection to read, a short quote (from St. Jose Maria Escriva, another saint or the Bible), and a practical way to honor Our Lady for the day. The whole prayer should take about 3-5 minutes, so it’s not long, but hopefully will enrich your devotion to Mary. 🙂

In this post, you will find day one and day two’s prayers. For the rest of the month, you will one prayer for each corresponding day.

Day One

Mary: the Mother of God

“The greatest praise we can give to the Blessed virgin is to address her loudly and clearly by the name that expresses her very highest dignity: ‘Mother of God’.” – St. Jose Maria Escriva

Offering: Frequent aspirations of love, such as: “Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us.”

Day Two

Mary: The Most Perfect Creature

“She who is full of grace, the object of God’s pleasure, exalted above all the angels and the saints, lived an ordinary life.” – St. Jose Maria Escriva

Offering: Place an image or picture of our Lady in a prominent place in our home and reciting an aspiration whenever we glance at it.

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  1. Carol, we live in a house of less than 800 sq. ft. with pictures of Our Lady in each room. It’s amazing how many ways we can represent Our Lady. I have two lead crystal vases of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a graceful Madonna planter from the 1950s, some antique porcelain madonnas, and, of course, pictures of the Immaculate Heart and Our Lady of Fatima. We also have a 3ft. carved wooden statue of the Sacred Heart and two pictures of the Sacred Heart, one inherited from my parents who got it from my aunt as a wedding present. It’s good to have these reminders everywhere that we were meant for heaven.
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    • SimpleCatholic says

      Wow, Barb, it sounds like you’ve got your house covered. 🙂

      Yes, I agree. I personally need the physical reminders of our faith through statures and pictures.

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