And here we are already. The month of May, the month of Mary. Later in the month we also observe Mother's Day, Canada Health Day, World Communication Day, and the National Week for Life and the Family. In our own backyard we have the Diocesan Convention this weekend and our Women's Dinner/Silent Auction in a few weeks. So needless to say, this month will fly by. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that “as sailors are guided by a star to the port, so are Christians guided to Heaven by Mary.” So let's take a minute to pray the Memorare and ask the Blessed Mother to walk beside us this month, to help us stay focused in our faith, and to give us much needed energy to accomplish all that we do.
REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.