More Marian Strewing
So how goes the month of May in your Homeschooling home?
Any May crownings?
A maypole perhaps?
Some extra Marian prayers?
I pray a prayer each evening to Our Lady, Untier of Knots
I am trying to dwell on Mary as a mother, for me and for my sons.
I am trying to rest my cares with Our Mother, for her intercession.
I am trying to remember Mary as a role model, that feminine genius oft discussed by Blessed John Paul Ii and by St Teresa Benedicta.
"What Lucifer lost by pride Mary won by humility." True Devotion, no 53, St Louis de Montfort.
And I am strewing some more Marian activities.
Thanks once again to Meredith Henning and her book "Mondays With Mary".
Next week we have the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, patroness of Australia.
So, in addition to mass and prayers, I thought we could celebrate with cooking. As usual. Based on the snake or devil theme yet again. For Mary crushes the head of the serpent.
Jelly with lolly snakes set in the jelly.
And Devilled Eggs.
The following week, May 31, is the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin.
Strew a bouquet of flowers, near our dining table statue.
Pray or recite The Magnificat.
Make a special cake, with candied rose petals as decoration.
And eat, and think, and pray, for..."If the hurricanes of temptation rise against you, or you are running upon the rocks of trouble, look to the star - call on Mary!" St Bernard of Clairvoux