The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary

The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Easter, which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored).

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of May

Christians in Africa: That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed. (See also Apostleship of Prayer International Website)

Feasts for May
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of May are:

1. Joseph the Worker, Opt. Mem.
2. Athanasius, Memorial
3. Philip and James, Feast
7. Fourth Sunday of Easter, Sunday
10. St. Damien Joseph de Veuster, priest, Opt. Mem.
12. Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras, martyrs, Opt. Mem.
13. Our Lady of Fatima, Opt. Mem.
14. Fifth Sunday of Easter, Sunday
15. Isidore the Farmer (USA), Opt. Mem.
18. John I, Opt. Mem.
20. Bernardine of Siena, Opt. Mem.
21. Sixth Sunday of Easter, Sunday
22. Rita of Cascia, Opt. Mem.
25. Ascension of Our Lord or the Optional Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor; St. Gregory VII, pope; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin, Opt. Mem.
26. Philip Neri, Memorial
27. Augustine of Canterbury, Opt. Mem.
28. Ascension or the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Solemnity
31. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast

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