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Somethings about Mary in May 2015

Many, many thanks to Father Andrew, Camilla, Damian, Father Danny, Felicia Mary, Hilda, Jack, Jacques, Joanna, Josephine, Joyce, Judy, Kanakaraj, Lavinia, Marguerita, Maria Berliana, Maria Olivia, Marion, Mary, Sister Mary Magdalen, Paola, Penny, Father Richard, Sarah, Starlight, Susan, Terence, Thelma, Tony, Veronica & Vianney for giving their 'something' about Mary this month.

This photo is of Our Lady with Baby Jesus is in Portugal.

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1st May - Feast of St Joseph the Worker - Jacques      

"Every time I say the Hail Mary, I always wonder when we've finished that prayer, it finishes with us asking Mary to pray for us at the hour of our death, but really we need to have also her prayers after our death.  ...

'Je vous salue Marie' se termine par une prière en disant on demande l'intercession de la Vierge Marie jusqu'à notre mort. Hors, nous avons besoin en plus de son intercession fondamentale après la mort."

Jacques is from France.

Our Lady's message to Mirjana Soldo, Medjugorje, 2nd May 2015:

"Dear children, open your hearts and try to feel how much I love you and how much I desire for you to love my Son. I desire for you to come to know him all the better, because it is impossible to know him and not to love him – because he is love. I, my children, know you. I know your pain and suffering because I lived through them. I laugh with you in your joy and I cry with you in your pain. I will never leave you. I will always speak to you with motherly tenderness. And I, as a mother, need your open hearts to spread the love of my Son with wisdom and simplicity. I need you to be open and sensitive to the good and mercy. I need you to be united with my Son, because I desire for you to be happy and to help me to bring happiness to all of my children. My apostles, I need you to show everyone the truth of God, so that my heart, which suffered and today suffers so much pain, can win in love. Pray for the holiness of your shepherds, so that in the name of my Son they could work miracles, because holiness works miracles. Thank you."

2nd May - Sarah      

"Mary is a very special person in my life because I would pray to Mary for special things that I look for and I believe that she keeps everyone safe."

Sarah is from Ireland.

3rd May - Lavinia      

"Mary is my light, my hope, and she guides me every day, and she's the warm embrace that I feel every day. Thank you, Mary. I love you!

Maria è la mia luce. Lei è la mia guida e la mia mamma che mi abbraccia tutti giorni. Se c'è forse a Lei io non vivrei con gioia ogni giorno. Grazie Mamma. Ti voglio bene!"

Lavinia is 25 & from Rome.

4th May - Vianney      

"Thank you, Mary, for all you do in my life.

Merci, Marie, pour tous que vous faites dans ma vie."

Vianney is from France.

5th May - Terence      

"I very much follow Our Lady. I’ve been to Lourdes many times, and I think you always get some kind of inspiration when you go. I just love going to Lourdes, and Fatima now as well."

Terence is from Shepherd's Bush in London.

6th May - Penny      

"Ok, what can I say about Mary? I love her from the bottom of my heart! She always intercedes for me to God."

Penny, originally from the Philippines, now lives in Guildford, England.

7th May - Marion      

"My mother had a great devotion to Mary. At our house we had rosary every night. My father insisted before we left the house that the rosary was said. So it's stayed with me ever since."

Marion is from Ireland.

8th May - Tony      

"Mary is the mother of everybody, so we should look to her as our mother and treat her as if she were our earthly mother."

Tony is from Dublin.

9th May - Josephine      

"My dearest mother always said that she was our second mother because she gave Our Lady, the Mother of God, as our first mother. So, from a very young age, Mary is my first mother, my heavenly Mother who protected, guided all of us in the family, and love is what she is to me, a mother's love. Amen."

Josephine is from Malaysia.

10th May - Paola      

"I’m a devout Catholic and I found Jesus through Mary. I was out of the Church for many years and through Mary I arrived to Christ. I love her because she is a very motherly figure and she doesn't judge, and because she has been human herself and she has suffered so much while she was on earth she understands very well all the challenges of the current life.  

Sono arrivata a Maria fra Medjugorje."

Paola is from Italy.

11th May - Maria-Olivia      

"I love very much to pray to Our Lady of Fatima because when I want to help the people I always pray for all my family and for my friends, for everybody, all the world. I feel so good, I feel so my heart nice inside when I am with Our Lady in Fatima."

Maria-Olivia is from Portugal & gives her something about Maria in English & Portuguese.

12th May - Feast of St Germanus of Constantinople - Hilda      

"Mary to me is the person who gave the gift of Jesus to the world. Her ‘yes’, when she didn’t know what was going to be involved, made Christ coming possible, made everything that followed possible for us."

Hilda is from Northern Ireland.

13th May - Feast of Our Lady of Fatima - Thelma      

"I had a book where that would tell me imagine yourself sitting on a stoop with Mary. What is she telling you? What are you hearing? What a the difficulties that you feel you must let her know? Is there anything that you are holding back? So I feel all this movement, this being held, and then I can let go. And people think I don't have problems! I have plenty but I talk to this mother who listens to me and tells me what to do. I don't have to see her in an apparition, she's always around me."

Thelma is from South Africa.

14th May - Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord - Father Danny    

"Mary is for me my hope, my life, my love and my mother. And I believe that beyond all reasonable doubt because Jesus, as he was on the Cross, turned to his mother and said ‘Behold, thy son’ pointing to John and, in turn, he said to John ‘Behold thy mother.' At that moment she became our mother - the Mother of God, the most powerful mother in the world. And I rely on her judgement, her love and her mercy to guide me. And I plead with her to plead to her Son to guide me in my priesthood, to help me in my judgements and to do God's work to the best of my ability."

Father Danny Horan is originally from Moate, County Westmeath, in Ireland. He is now a priest of the archdiocese of Westminster.

15th May - Father Richard      

"It strikes me very much that there is a great urgency in Our Lady's message of Fatima. There are some things that are very familiar from other apparitions: appearing to the simple, the children as in Lourdes, appearing with words of comfort and encouragement. But also a real urgency to her mission to the children, showing that vision of hell in the vision in July, and that seems to have really changed everything for them because they absolutely dedicate themselves to the mission which Mary gave them, the mission of prayer and penance. When they have seen the consequences and the cost of human sin, they dedicate the rest of their lives to this mission because they just understand the danger that we place ourselves in through our own free choice of sin, of darkness. But how Our Lady, how she yearns for us to live in the light, to choose the light, to choose her Son. That's always Mary's vocation: to lead us to her Son, to walk in his ways, to love him."

Father Richard Nesbitt is from England and is parish priest of Our Lady Fatima Catholic Church in White City, London.

16th May - Felicia-Mary      

"The Blessed Mother is Queen of the Divine Will, Queen of our hearts. We thank God for choosing her to be the mother of God, the daughter of God and the spouse of God, for her being given to us as our mother."

Felicia-Mary is from Ottawa, Canada.

17th May - Ascension Sunday - Father Andrew      

"Our Lady is called full of grace because she has fully received those graces that God gave her at the moment of the Annunciation and that's the reason why she's the first person we should turn to when we ask for grace, because her intercession brings us always to the heart of the Gospel: her Son, Jesus Christ."

Father Andrew is from England.

18th May - Camilla      

"Our Lady protects us and looks after us and we love her and she loves us."

Camilla, from Brazil, gives her response in English & Portuguese.

19th May - Damian      

"Our Lady means really everything to me and my family as I believe that she looks over us every day and hopefully helps us have our sins forgiven from her son, Our Lord."

Damian is from London.

20th May - Starlight      

"Mary for me is Jesus's mother, without her we wouldn't have had somebody who'd come to save us, so she's a precious lady."

Starlight is from Acton in London.

21st May - Susan      

"Our Lady is everything to me. I pray and talk to her every day, she's my mother."

Susan is from Chicago in the USA.

22nd May - Maria Berliana      

"Jesus has given us a very special gift just before his last breath on the Cross when he entrusted his mother to his beloved disciple, saying that, and his beloved mother is also my mother, your mother, our mother and the mother of all humanity, who is the perfect model in how to be a real, true disciple of Jesus. And thanks to Mary for her example of her saying yes to God and submitting herself always in all in doing the will of God and so we have in front of us our mother who continues to give us the example of how to be a true disciple of Christ and she is always there with us, interceding for us now and always, wherever we are, and we can always count on her to pray for us."

Maria Berliana is from Jakarta, Indonesia.

23rd May - Marguerita      

"Our Lady for me is the one that I always go to for help, for consolation."

Marguerita, from Spain, gives her response in English & Spanish.

24th May - Pentecost Sunday - Sister Mary Magdalene      

"Mary always remained a little bit a stranger to me but I told her 'You can try to become my friend, I'm open to it' but I didn't really know how to approach her myself. Then something very significant happened to me on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8th December. It was a period in my life in which I felt much wounded and hurt, and I was aware of some painful experiences in my life. We did a little procession to one of the statues of Mary in our mother house and, walking there, all of a sudden I realised in my life, in my soul, there is a space, there is an area which is simply healed, is complete, because Christ is living there. And it's not going to be destroyed by anybody and by anything, and it's especially not going to be destroyed by myself. And it was something which made me understand what I was celebrating on that day, 8th December: that Mary, the Immaculate Conception, is showing to us what we are going to be, what we are going to live. That we're not going to play around anymore with sin, that we're going to be healed eventually. And there's something in me already, through the presence of the Lord, that gives me a taste of that big promise in our lives."

Sister Mary Magdalen, from Germany, is a Franciscan Sister at Siessen.

Our Lady of Medjugorje's message to Marija Pavlović, 25 May 2015:

"Dear children! Also today I am with you and with joy I call all of you: pray and believe in the power of prayer. Open your hearts, little children, so that God may fill you with His love and you will be a joy to others. Your witness will be powerful and everything you do will be interwoven with God’s tenderness. I am with you and I pray for you and your conversion until you put God in the first place. Thank you for having responded to my call."

“Queridos hijos! También hoy estoy con ustedes para guiarlos hacia la salvación. Su alma está inquieta porque el espíritu está débil y cansado de todas las cosas terrenas. Ustedes, hijitos, pídanle al Espíritu Santo que Él los transfigure y los llene con su fuerza de fe y de esperanza, a fin de que estén firmes en esta lucha contra el mal. Yo estoy con ustedes e intercedo por ustedes ante mi Hijo Jesús. Gracias por haber respondido a mi llamado."

"Cari figli! Anche oggi sono con voi e con gioia vi invito tutti: pregate e credete nella forza della preghiera. Aprite i vostri cuori, figlioli, affinché Dio vi colmi con il suo amore e voi sarete gioia per gli altri. La vostra testimonianza sarà forte e tutto ciò che fate sarà intrecciato della tenerezza di Dio. Io sono con voi e prego per voi e per la vostra conversione fino a quando non metterete Dio al primo posto. Grazie per aver risposto alla mia chiamata.”

25th May - Jack      

"Our Blessed Mother is really very precious to me - she's done so many things for me during my life, made it a happy life and I thank her for it all. Amen."

Jack is from Pennsylvania in the US.

26th May - Kanakaraj      

"I have faith in Our Lady ... She has helped me in so many ways, throughout my life until today."

Kanakaraj is from India.

27th May - Joyce      

"Mary is a great help to speak to at certain times, at special times."

Joyce is from England.

28th May - Mary      

"Our Lady means a lot to me, she looks after me."

Mary is from Ireland.

29th May - Veronica      

"Mary is my mother and my confidante."

Veronica is from England.

30th May - Joanna      

"Our Lady has helped me a lot in the past year so I suppose you could say she's my patron."

Joanna is 31 & from Poland; she gives her response in English & Polish.

31st May - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity - Judy     

"Our Lady touched my heart in a way I have never forgotten and I never will, because I now know for real that she is my mother. I came across this beautiful statue of Our Lady in the Cathedral of St Matthew in Washington. And as I turned the corner, there was this huge, huge statue of Our Lady, and instead of the usual one with her hands clasped or rosary beads in her hand, she was bending forward with her right hand, offering it to me, and her left hand was pointing up to the sky, as if to say 'Hold my hand and I'll take you to Jesus.'"

Judy is from England.