Celebrating Mother Mary

May is traditionally the month to remember and honor our Blessed Mother.  As I grow closer to Mary, she shows me the way to Jesus.  It’s as simple as that!  (I’m a convert, so it took awhile for me to “get” all that “Mary stuff.”)

Joining in—for the 1st time!!!—at 7 Quick Takes Friday over at Conversion Diary.  Sharing some beautiful images of Mother Mary that inspire me, leading me to her Son.

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Our Lady of the Snows

Mother Mary, you know how much I hate cold, snowy weather!  And yet, you let God use a miraculous snowfall to reveal His love to us.  May your beautiful mantle protect us like a soft blanket of snow, cushioning our falls.  Guide us to Jesus during all seasons of life.  Amen.

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Our Lady of Czestochowa

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Holy Mother of Czestochowa, Thou art full of grace, goodness and mercy.  I consecrate to Thee all my thoughts, words and actions, my soul and body.  I beseech Thy blessings and especially prayers for my salvation.  Today, I consecrate myself to Thee, Good Mother, totally, with body and soul amid joy and sufferings to obtain for myself and others Thy blessings on this earth and eternal life in Heaven.  Amen.

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Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Mother Mary, I can certainly make a mess of my life!  Please pray for me, helping Jesus untie the knots I have created.  Remind me to trust that, no matter how complicated a problem seems, Jesus will always show me the way.  May I always give glory to God for untangling my messes!  Amen.

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Our Lady of La Leche

Our Lady of La Leche

Our Mother of the Milk, you have prayed for me many times during the fifteen years I have nursed my sweet babies.  I wonder what it was like nourishing baby Jesus—God Himself—with your milk?   Please pray for all mothers, both biological and adoptive.  Especially pray for those women struggling with infertility, longing for a child.  Amen.

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by Kateri Thomas Biggers

Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

I have a growing devotion to the Divine Mercy, so this image fascinates me.  Mother Mary, you bore and mothered God!  Could you feel the rays of Divine Mercy growing within you?  Pray for the entire world to know Jesus’ Mercy poured out on the cross and given to us in the Eucharist.  Amen.

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Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue

Lovely Lady dressed in blue, teach me how to pray!

  God was just your little boy, tell me what to say!

Did you lift Him up, sometimes, gently on your knee?

Did you sing to Him the way Mother does to me?

Did you hold His hand at night?  Did you ever try,

Telling stories of the world?  O!  And did He cry?

Do you really think He cares if I tell Him things?

  Little things that happen?  And Do the Angels’ wings

Make a noise?  And can He hear me if I speak low?

Does He understand me now?  Tell me, for you know.

Lovely Lady dressed in blue, teach me how to pray!

 God was just your little boy, and you know the way.

by Mary Dixon Thayer

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Kitchen Madonna

Mother Mary, I forget that you served Jesus by sweeping, cooking, and cleaning just like me!  Pray for me, that my frustrations over endless tasks will not overwhelm me.  May I always imitate you, serving God through the mundane but necessary tasks He asks me to do.  Amen.

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9 thoughts on “Celebrating Mother Mary

  1. This was a beautiful post! I am also a convert and am learning how much Mother Mary has to teach and offer us. I absolutely love the statue of the Kitchen Madonna!!! I may need that in my home. So glad that I got to see your Quick Takes! “See” you next week!

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  2. I’d never heard of Our Lady of the Snows. I like the idea of associating Mary with snow though, as someone who lives in the Canadian prairies, snow is something I see a lot of for most of the year!

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    • 🙂 We have a nearby Our Lady of the Snows shrine. I have only visited during their annual Christmas light show, but we are definitely visiting as a family this summer. Thanks for stopping by!

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    • So glad you liked it! I am trying to hint around that I would love a picture or statue for my kitchen. I need a reminder not to be crabby in my kitchen, that’s for sure! God bless!

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  3. Pingback: Our Lady of the Snows | The Fruitful Mama

  4. Hello. I am writing from a small Catholic publishing company. We would like to find Kateri Biggers, whose painting is above. Do you know her, can you help us in any way? Thank you! Ann

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