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Weekly Features: Week of May 4, 2015

Features for the week of May 4, 2015.

Resources for the Month of May

May, Mary's Month, Marian Coronation

May Hymns

The Miraculous Medal

Our Lady of the Smile

May Commemorations



Mense Maio: On the Occasion of the First of May
Encyclical of Pope Paul VI promulgated on April 30, 1965.
The pope urges the faithful to pray to Mary more than ever during the month of May, in connection with this exhorts all to seek peace by negotiation and prayer.

Coronation of Mary, Brief History of Coronation
Since the Council of Nicea in 787, the Church has often asserted that it is lawful to venerate images of Christ, Mary and the saints.

What is the origin of the custom to place a crown on Mary's head?

Why do we call Mary Queen?
Assumption and Coronation must be sharply distinguished. Whereas the Assumption has been the object of dogmatic definition (1950), the Coronation of Mary has never been ....

May Crowning, May, Mary's Month, Marian Coronation
May, often called Mary's month in popular devotion....


May Hymns
Often requested traditional hymns for May.


"Our Lady of the May," "To Crown the Queen of May," "The Gift of the Springtime," "The May Queen," "Galilean May," "Our Lady of May," "May Day Pageant," "The May Magnificat" (and more)


The Glorious Mysteries
... invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix. The Coronation of Our Lady, the "splendor of an entirely unique holiness"


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In the News: Posted May 4, 2015

Read recent items about Mary in both Catholic and secular news, as International Marian Research Institute news and updates.
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Inspired by Realism

Artist Holly Schapker reconquers the figurative image of Mary. 
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