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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