Why is May Mary’s month?
Here’s a brief explanation.
For centuries, the Catholic Church has set aside the entire month of Mary to honor Mary, Mother of God. Not just a day in May, mind you, but the entire month.
The custom spans both centuries and cultures, with roots going back as far as the Ancient Greeks. Although it wasn’t always held during May, Mary Month included thirty daily spiritual exercises honoring Mary.
Today we keep the tradition alive by honoring Mary during the month when Mother’s Day falls, May.
We honor her through the May Crowning, remembering that she is our Queen. We honor her by bringing her flowers (sometimes they are the first blooms of the season).
We honor her by praying to her the prayer that she gifted us with, The Holy Rosary.
Let’s say a rosary this month with our mothers here on earth in honor of our Spiritual Mother, Mary the Blessed Virgin Mother.