May, the Month of Mary
SS102fm has had programmes on various individual devotions to Mary over the last couple of years. But, as May is traditionally the month of Mary on this week's programme, Lorraine leads us through a reflection on Catholic's understanding of Mary in salvation history and in the church. Using the book 'Introduction to Mary - The Heart of Marian Doctrine and Devotion' by Mark Miravalle we looked at what is devotion to Mary and Mary in Scripture (Old Testament pre-figurements of Mary and Mary in the New Testament).
We then looked at two key Marian doctrines: (1) Mary, the Mother of God and our Mother; and (2) the Immaculate Conception. Both of these Marian doctrines (indeed, all Marian doctrines) are centred around Christ and what He has done for us. If you would like to read the first two chapters of Mark Miravalle's book (and other works on Mary), it is available HERE. The book is available to buy HERE.
Do Catholics Worship Mary?
Catholic Culture - Mary, What you need to know
Catholic Culture - May, the month of Mary
EWTN - Vatican II on Mary - Lumen Gentium
EWTN - Mary in Scripture
You can listen to a podcast of this reflection excerpted from the programme HERE.
Reflections on this week's gospel:When Judas had gone Jesus said:‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified,and in him God has been glorified.If God has been glorified in him,God will in turn glorify him in himself,and will glorify him very soon.‘My little children,I shall not be with you much longer.I give you a new commandment:love one another;just as I have loved you,you also must love one another.By this love you have for one another,everyone will know that you are my disciples.’
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter Week 1
Saints of the Week
May 20th - Saint Bernardino of Siena
May 21st - Saint Christopher Magallanes and his Companions
May 22nd - Saint Rita of Cascia
May 23rd – St. John Baptist de Rossi
May 24th – St. David I of Scotland
May 25th – St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi
The Benedictine Community in Stamullen will be hosting another 3 days of Perpetual Adoration from 24th May to 26th May in atonement and reparation for the outcome and implications of the abortion referendum. We will be asking Our Lady to intercede for Ireland, for faith and life, that God's Will be done here and indeed further afield. If you would like to join us please let us know by texting back on this number - 086-8389989.