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.

Similarly, the Miraculous Medal was given to St. Catherine Labouré by the Blessed Mother. Learn more about the history and symbolism of the Miraculous Medal.

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:

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