Soaring Through the World

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Photo a Day: My Daily Sustenance, Day 132

In the Catholic faith, the whole month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Mother Mary.  So it is fitting that we celebrate Mother's Day in May.
Below is the explanation about the tradition.  I found it on a site about Catholicism.  

By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain 
devotion. In May, it is the Blessed Virgin Mary. This devotion arose among Jesuits 
in Rome in the late 18th  century and quickly spread throughout the Western Church. 
By the time of Pope Pius IX's declaration of the dogma of the 
Immaculate Conception in 1854, it had become universal. 
May crownings and other special May events in honor 
of Mary, such as public recitation of the rosary, stem from this time.

Wiki answers has this to identify which countries celebrate Mother's Day in May:
In the United States and many other countries, Mother's Day is always celebrated on the 
second Sunday  in May. The other countries that celebrate Mother's Day at this time are: 
Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, 
Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, 
Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, 
Hong Kong,  Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, 
New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, St. Lucia, 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, 
Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.



Kay G. said...

Thanks for this post. Do you know the Hail Mary Prayer?

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen

I think I have that right. This is from my mind which means I sometimes get it wrong.

Happy Mother's Day to you! :-)

Scrappy Grams said...
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Scrappy Grams said...

Yes, I know the prayer, and you were correct. I taught in two Catholic schools for a total of 30 years, so I'd better know it, right? Thanks for taking the time to comment, Kay G.

GB said...

Even I knew it! And I'm a former protestant who is now atheist. As a young man I had lots of friends who were Roman Catholics (two became priests!) so I spent a lot of time at RC services!