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Bishops’ Conference

Honouring Mary during the month of Mary

May is the Month of Mary. For centuries, the Catholic Church has set aside the entire month of May to honor Mary, Mother of God.  
Dedicating the month to Mary can be traced back to baroque times.  Although it wasn’t always held during May, Mary Month included thirty daily spiritual exercises honoring Mary.  It was in this era that Mary’s Month and May were combined, making May the Month of Mary with special devotions organised on each day throughout the month.

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