Dear Brother Knights,

We are in the month of May, which is sweetly and piously called the month of Mary or Marian month, purely and fully dedicated to Mary our Mother. This Christian custom of dedicating the month of May to the Blessed Virgin arose at the end of the 13th century. The Popes have especially recommended this pious practice of honoring Mary during the month of May. In this month, “the benefits of God’s mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance” said Pope Paul VI.

We feel a special protection of Mary the mother of God that extends to all the faithful. We feel a special joy that shines and illuminates our hearts expressing the indispensable patronage of our heavenly mother which becomes even more tender, more loving and more full of visible mercy and grace during her month of May.

This devotion consists then in giving and consecrating ourselves entirely to the Blessed Virgin through an increased devotion, a keener confidence and, so to speak, such an increased intimacy with Our Lady that in all the vicissitudes of life, in order to belong entirely to Jesus through her and to become a child of Mary.

Let the hands of Mary be a pair of pure wings that will carry us with certainty to the throne of God.

May Mary our Mother intercede and pray for us , your children.

Fr. V.Irudaya Paul Raj SAC
Council Chaplain