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May 2023 

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have also in me. I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  

No one come to te Father except through me.  (John 14: 1-12)

Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him. (John 14: 15-21)

All power in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. I am with you always. (Matthew 28: 16-20)

Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you.  

I revealed your name to those whom you gave me. I pray for them. (John 17: 1-11)

Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink.  

Living waters will flow from within him who believes in me. (John 7: 37-39)

Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you. Be breathed on them and said,  

Receive the Holy Spirit. (John 26: 19-23)


O virgin mother, daughter of your Son, humble beyond all creatures and more exalted; 

predestined turning point of God’s intention; 

Your merit so ennobled human nature 

that its divine Creator did not scorn to make Himself  the creature of His creature. 

The Love that was rekindled in Your womb sends for the warmth of the eternal peace 

Within whose ray this flower has come to bloom. 

Here to us, you are the noon and scope of Love revealed; 

and among mortal men, the living fountain of eternal hope. 

Lady, you are so near God’s reckonings 

that who seeks grace and does not first seek you  would have his wish fly upward without wings. 

Not only does your sweet benignity flow out to all who beg, 

but oftentimes your charity arrives before the plea. 

In you is pity, in you munificence, in you the tenderest heart, 

in you unites all that creation knows of excellence! 

(Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri)

Prayers for the Month of Mary 


Memorare  (adapted) –  Remember,  O most compassionate Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your assistance, or sought your intercession,  was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O virgin of virgins, my mother, to you I come, before you I kneel, sinful and sorrowful. Mother of the Word Incarnate (Assist me, that I may open my heart to God’s Word, and, like you, open my life to Christ,  that I may live with, in and for Jesus, as you did.) Despise not my request, but in your clemency, hear and answer me. Amen.


Gospel selections referring to Mary (Select a passage each day and read it all or part of it, reflect on how it refers to Mary and to you. Then pray a a decade of the rosary or pray from your heart to live the message that Mary’s example offers in that Scripture passage.)


Matthew 1: 1-17   (Genealogy of Jesus)

Matthew 1: 18-23   (Birth of Jesus the Messiah)

Matthew 2: 1-12    (Visit of the Wise Men)

Matthew 2: 13-23   (Flight into Egypt / Innocents)

Matthew 12: 46-50     (Family of Jesus Father’s Will)

Matthew 13: 54-58    (Mary known at Nazareth)

Mark 3: 31-35   (Who does Father’s Will is family)

Mark 6: 1-6    (Jesus known as Mary’s Son)

Luke 1: 26-38     (Annunciation of Angel to Mary)

Luke 1: 39-56    (Visit of Mary to Elizabeth)

Luke 2: 1-14     (Mary gives birth to Jesus)

Luke 2: 15-19      (Shepherds visit / Mary ponders)

Luke 2: 27-35 (Simeon + Anna praise Infant Jesus)

Luke 2: 41-52    ( Jesus lost and found in Temple)

Luke 8: 19-21  (Brethren of Jesus do Father’s Will)

John 2: 1-11   (Wedding at Cana in Galilee)

John 19: 25-27    (Mary at the Cross)

Acts 1: 12-14   (Mary and the Church at Prayer)

Revelation 12: 1-6      (Great Sign in the Heavens)


Litany of Our Lady (adapted)

At the sign (*) the response will be:  pray for us (*)

Holy Mary, *

Mother of God, Virgin of virgins, Mother of Christ, Mother of divine grace, *

Mother most pure, chaste, undefiled, amiable, admirable, *

Mother of good counsel, of our Creator, of our Savior,*

Mother of the Church, *

Virgin most prudent, venerable, renowned, powerful, merciful, faithful, *

Mirror of justice, Seat of wisdom, Cause of our joy,*

Spiritual vessel, Vessel of honor, Singular vessel of devotion, *

Mystical rose, Tower of David, Tower of ivory, House of gold, Ark of the Covenant, Gate of Heaven, *

Morning Star, Health of the Sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, Help of Christians, *

Queen of Angels, Patriarchs, Prophets, *

Queen of Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Virgins, *

Queen of all Saints, conceived without original sin, of the most holy Rosary, *

Queen of the family, (Queen and Mother of the Holy Souls), *

Queen of peace, *


Thanksgiving to God for the gift of Mary 

Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks; we especially praise you and proclaim your glory for the gift you gave us in the Blessed Virgin Mary. She received your Word in the purity of her heart, and, conceiving in her virgin womb, gave birth to our Savior and so nurtured the Church at its beginning. She accepted God’s parting gift of love as she stood at the foot of the cross and so became the mother of all those who were brought to life through the death of her only Son. She joined her prayers with those of the apostles, as together they awaited the coming of your Spirit, and so became the perfect pattern of the church at prayer. Raised to the glory of heaven, she cares for the pilgrim Church with a mother’s love, following its progress homeward until the day of the Lord dawns in splendor. And so we thank you eternal and ever-living Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for Mary our Mother, through whose almighty intercession we find our way more easily to you, who live forever.  Amen.


To Padre Pio for Childlike Trust in Mary’s Intercession  

 Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for me, that with your childlike confidence in Our Lady, I can say with you:  thank you, Mary, my Mother, for the many graces I obtain through your almighty intercession. Pray for me, o Holy Mother, that I  may always have strength sufficient to accept whatever burdens I am asked to bear each day. May I bear them hopefully with a joyful heart, knowing that you, Mother, are with me, encouraging and leading me ever closer to Jesus Your Son, in Whose Name I pray, and Who lives with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever.  Amen.