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.
3.Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday), Sunday
10.Fifth Sunday of Easter, Sunday
12.Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras, martyrs, Opt. Mem.
13.Our Lady of Fatima, Opt. Mem.
15.Isidore the Farmer (USA), Opt. Mem.
17.Sixth Sunday of Easter, Sunday
18.John I, Opt. Mem.
20.Bernardine of Siena, Opt. Mem.
21.Ascension of the Lord; Christopher Magallanes and companions; Eugene de Mazenod (Canada), Opt. Mem.
22.Rita of Cascia, Opt. Mem.
24.Ascension or the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Solemnity
25. St. Bede the Venerable; St. Gregory VII; St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin, Opt. Mem.
26.Philip Neri, Memorial
27.Augustine of Canterbury, Opt. Mem.
31.Pentecost Sunday; Whitsunday, Sunday