In popular practice, August traditionally has been devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Here are some ways to practice that devotion with your family this month.
Celebrate the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on the 19th day after Pentecost (a Friday), and the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary follows on the next day. If you’ve heard of devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary but aren’t quite sure what they’re all about, in the post you’ll find a brief introduction and a few ideas for what your family might do.
Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette Soubirous • Saint stories
Our Lady has appeared to many people throughout history, including a fourteen-year-old girl in Lourdes, France–Bernadette Soubirous. Bernadette lived in a very poor house in Lourdes, France, with her parents, two brothers, and a sister. You’ll find Bernadette’s story, and a movie suggestion based on her life.
The Blessed Virgin Mary • Monthly devotion for May
In popular practice, May traditionally has been devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Here are some ways to practice that devotion with your family this month.
Celebrate Mary’s birthday with doughnuts, cake, and candles!
Everyone loves birthday celebrations, and honoring our Blessed Mother’s birth is a party you don’t want to miss! These sweet treats are a fun and memorable way to celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary September 8.