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Weekly Features: Week of May 11, 2015

Features for the week of May 11, 2015.

Easter Season Resources

Resources for the Month of May

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

Who wrote the Angelus prayer?

Can you provide information about the title Our Lady of Peace and any artist depictions of this title?

May Commemorations


The International Marian Research Institute offers a variety of items to help you reflect on Christ's Resurrection with Mary or in a Marian context. Below are listed major articles.


The Paschal Triduum and Easter Season with Mary
Popular devotion stresses Mary's sorrow more than her joy. The following provide some exceptions:

The Three Easter Days
Did Christ Visit Mary at or after the Resurrection? Early Writings
"Et Prima Vidit": The Iconography of the Appearance of Christ to His Mother
Marian Masses During the Easter Season
A Marian Reflection and Prayer

Easter: Mary's Resurrection Experience


The pictures which accompany our collection of Easter poetry each commemorate the Seven Joys of the Virgin Mary.The Virgin's seven joys are the following events: the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Adoration of the Magi, the Resurrected Christ's appearance to Mary, Christ's Ascension, Pentecost, and Mary's death and Assumption. _new/risen.html


Easter Acts of Consecration

The Rosary
The Glorious Mysteries, to be said on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as Sundays from Easter until Advent


Marian Antiphon for Easter
The "Regina Coeli" is one of the four seasonal antiphons of the Blessed Virgin Mary prescribed to be sung or recited in the Easter Season. The "Regina Coeli" is a twelfth-century antiphon for Evening Prayer during the Easter Season. Since the thirteenth century, it has been used as the seasonal antiphon in honor of the Blessed Virgin after Night Prayer.

Music for the Easter Season




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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Mariological Society of America Conference

Many from IMRI are journeying to Hickory, North Carolina for the annual meeting of the M.S.A.
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