31 Days With Mary: Day 19

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Mary: Her Faith

“If our faith is weak, we should turn to Mary. St. John tells us that it was because of the miracle that Christ performed, at his mother’s request, at the marriage feast at Cana, that ‘his disciples learned to believe in him’ Our Mother is always interceding with her Son, so that he may attend to our needs and show himself to us in such a way that we can cry out, ‘You are the Son of God!'” –Pope John Paul II

Offering: The Memorare prayed well and carefully for the person in our life who most needs the Blessed Virgin Mary’s assistance.

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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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