7 Ways to Honor the Blessed Mother in May

Did you know that May is traditionally the “Month of Mary” in the Catholic Church? Well, it is. πŸ™‚

Mother Mary

Image by Peter Griffin (unknown) via Public Domain Pictures, CCO Public domain

Here are seven simple ways you can honor her his month:

1. Daily Mass.

The absolute best way to honor the Blessed Mother is to honor, love and worship her Son. If you can, try to make an extra effort to get to daily mass. If you can’t make it everyday, try to go a couple of times during the week.

2. Pray the Rosary.

The rosary is one of the most powerful prayer on earth. Try and pray the rosary every day. Pray as a family as often as you can.

3. May crowning.

If your parish (or a parish nearby) does a May crowning, do try to attend. Often there is a small procession and prayers but it isn’t usually too long. Still, it is a lovely way to show Mother Mary our love for her.

4. Pray a novena.

I found a beautiful prayer that you can say each day in the month of May. I usually do a daily devotional during the month of May. Even if you start the devotional late, it is still a lovely way to honor Our Lady. Remember, there is no time in eternity. πŸ˜‰

5. Take a pilgrimage.

If there is a Marian shrine not too far from you, going for a visit or day of recollection would be a wonderful way to honor the Blessed Mother. Some shrines offer different Marian devotions during May that you could participate in if it fits your schedule as well.

6. Short aspirations.

As you go about your busy day, try to lift your heart up to the Lord and Our Lady and whisper a little prayer. Any of the invocations of the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary would make excellent aspirations.

One thing I do to help me remember to do this is to put small “sticky” notes discretely around the house. When I see them it reminds me to say a short prayer.

7. May flowers.

If you have a statue of the Blessed Mother at home, why not put some flowers at her feet? It’s a sweet way to honor Our Lady and let her know you are thinking of her.

What are your suggestions to help us honor Our Lady in May? Do share your suggestions and thoughts in the comment box!


  1. Great list! Thank you!
    Colleen…recently posted…Sabbath Moments – Every Day is a Good DayMy Profile

  2. I forgot to mention at your other post we also have a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a picture of her over the bed. The devil better think twice before he mounts any attacks with the Woman Clothed with the Sun on guard!
    Barb…recently posted…Sunday Snippets – A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

  3. Those are beautiful. πŸ™‚ If you blog, I’d suggest sharing something like this on your own blog. I’m going to try to… both my husband and I joined the Catholic Church, and I’m aware that most Protestants don’t have a great relationship with Mary. I’d like to post something about my own growing relationship with her and maybe that can influence some of my non-Catholic friends. πŸ™‚
    Bonnie Way…recently posted…Book Review: As Silver Refined by Kay ArthurMy Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Thanks, Bonnie. Since I did write and post this here on my blog, it’s safe to say I blog. πŸ™‚

      I think it would be a lovely idea to blog about your growing relationship with the Blessed Mother. I hope you do.

      • Mary Lou Duplan says

        Thanks Carol for your suggestions. I will post them on my Facebook page. I was looking for ways to suggest to folks how to honor the Blessed Mother during the month of May. Mary Lou

  4. Found you on the Sunday Snippets hop and am following you on twitter. Great suggestions for the month. Stop by and see if you’d like to follow back.

    My favorite suggestions is below and I’m heading for the post it notes right now!

    One thing I do to help me remember to do this is to put small Ò€œstickyÒ€ notes discretely around the house. When I see them it reminds me to say a short prayer.
    Holly@ALife-SizeCatholicBlog…recently posted…Lacking Humility?My Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Hi Holly, thank you for following me on Twitter. I just followed you back.

      I do the same thing. I have sticky notes all over my house with prayer reminders and aspirations. πŸ™‚

      God bless.

  5. Beautiful post, Carol! These are wonderful ways to honor Mary!

  6. a nice list Carol. πŸ™‚
    Imelda…recently posted…ME vs. ONIONMy Profile

  7. Wonderful! I think we missed our May crowning — but I will make up for it by bringing flowers to Mary and letting our little ones light candles.

    Thanks so much for linking up! I always enjoy reading your posts!
    Dianna Kennedy…recently posted…Choosing Joy – Saints and Scripture SundayMy Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Thank you, Dianna. That’s a nice idea to have your little ones light candles as you bring flowers to Mary. It’s almost like your own little May crowning – without the crown of course. πŸ™‚

  8. In the Philippines, Daily in the month of May in our chapel , we say the rosary, followed by a novena and then small girls dress in white offer flowers. The offering of flowers is choreograph in such that there are songs and actions to go with the offering. . Not less than 20 small girls join because it is a family daily affair. The big brother and sisters if there’s any look for the flowers to offer (we don’t buy flowers) so it’s either wild flowers or from friends garden who would just be happy to have somebody offer the flowers from her garden. Then the mothers or big sister do the flower arrangement and get the little one dress and put the white veil with handmade headdress . At the end of the month after the mentioned ceremony starts the procession of the different images of the Blessed Mother. A little snacks are served. Families take turns too to become the Hermana/Hermano meaning they will take care of the reception. We brought this practice in America. Last May is the 38th anniversary of this in Jersey City, NJ .I started this in Palm Springs, CA , last May was our 5th anniversary. Honoring the Blessed Mother is universal, so decades of the rosary are said in different language to encourage more participation of different race.

  9. Virgin Mary must be in our daily life as a mother of our God Jesus Christ. .
    thanks for sharing.

  10. Fr.Anthony w. Rosairo says

    what we do in the parishes over here in May in Sri Lanka is taking the statue of our lady from house to house and keep in one house(home) for one day, then at the end of the month a grand celebration with the Mass . Always devotion to our Lady is very very common among the people here. No dogmatic arguments , Fr.Anthony R. S.J.

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