may

Month of May

Mary, then, is the one who has the deepest knowledge of the mystery of God's mercy.
She knows its price; she knows how great it is. In this sense, we call he the Mother of Mery: Our Lady of Mercy, or Mother of Divine Mercy ..."
Saint Pope John Paul II

Month of May

Month of May

May is the month we dedicate in a special way to honouring Mary. Why this month? Well, because in May we see Spring really beginning to take hold as nature is transformed with new life blooming all around us. After the darkness of the winter months, the days become longer and the sun becomes warmer. In the same way, Mary was the holy light on earth’s horizon, as the hymn has it. Her birth signalled that the coming of the long-awaited messiah was finally at hand and the new life Christ would bring was within our reach. We honour her for the role she played in our salvation and for the fidelity she showed to God. The Gospels - Luke in particular - hold her up as the example of a good and faithful disciple. So she is a symbol of the hope that is ours in a world that needs a hope that will not deceive it