May is Mary’s Month!
This month, consider trying a new prayer honoring Our Blessed Mother, who leads us to Jesus.
5 Types of Marian Prayers
1. The Angelus.
This is a great, short Marian prayer that helps you pray throughout your day. The Angelus includes 3 Hail Mary’s and is traditionally prayed at noon and 6pm.
2. Wear a scapular or Miraculous Medal.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel gave the brown scapular to St. Simon Stock in 1251. Why wear a scapular? Read this article for a great explanation, or learn more about the history and prayers associated with this devotion.
3. Try a 9-day Marian Novena
The USCCB has a few great novenas here.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was known for her faith and confidence in God’s providence. Learn how to pray this super-quick “flying novena,” plus several stories around Mother Teresa and this simple prayer.
4. A Scriptural Rosary.
Most Catholics are familiar with the rosary. Try taking this prayer one step deeper by reflecting on the scriptures during the rosary. The Knights of Columbus provides a clear, concise scriptural rosary PDF for families.
5. Consecration to Jesus through Mary.
There are many prayers to give yourself to Jesus by following Mary’s example. Here are a few of the most common versions:
- Consecration by St. Louis de Montfort
- 33 Days to Morning Glory (Amazon book link)
- Consecration by St. Maximilian Kolbe