During the month of May the month of Mary, we are going to be thinking about Mary and her love for all of us and her love for God. She was so unapologetic in Her Yes to God and we remind ourselves of this Yes that she so willingly said and knew that Gods plan for her was steadfast and true.
“Mary’s “yes” is most profound to me in the way that it changed her life. It is believable, even without God’s request, that she and Joseph would have become parents. Because of her “yes” though, she became not only a mother, but the mother of Jesus. An ordinary life was made sacred by way of an invitation that she affirmed. “
We are told that Mary did not run or hide when the angel came to her. Somehow, she was present to the experience and the request. We think about this joyful “Yes” this month.
Sat 1 Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker
Mon 3 Feast of Ss Philip and James, Apostles
Tue 4 Feast of the English Martyrs
Thurs 13 Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Wed 19 Memorial of St. Dunstan
Sun 23 Pentecost Sunday
Mon 24 Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church
Tue 25 Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable
Wed 26 Memorial of St. Philip Neri
Thurs 27 Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest
Sun 30 The Most Holy Trinity
Mon 31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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