SPIRITUAL FOOD

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The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary. The first 23 days fall within the liturgical season of Easter, which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored). The remainder of the month (beginning the Monday after Pentecost) is in Ordinary Time which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection.

 

As Spring blossoms forth and we are surrounded by new life, we spend this month full of the joy of our Easter celebration and in anticipation of the coming of the Holy Spirit, our Consoler and Advocate.

 

The saints that we will focus on this month — those who have already shared in the rewards of the Resurrection — are

St. Joseph the Worker (May 1), Sts. Philip and James (May 3), Bl. Marie-Leonie Paradis (May 4), St. Francis de Laval (May 6), St. Damian the Leper (May 10), St. Nereus & Achilleus, St. Pancras (May 12), Our Lady of Fatima (May 13), St. Matthias (May 14), St. Isidore the Farmer (May 15), St. John I (May 18), St. Bernadine of Siena (May 20), St. Christopher Magallanes (May 21), St. Rita of Cascia (May 22), St. Bede, St. Gregory VII and St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi (May 25), St. Philip Neri (May 26), St. Augustine of Canterbury (May 27), The Ascension of the Lord (May 29), St. Joan of Arc (May 30), and the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (May 31).

 

The world is resplendent with Spring's increased light and new growth. It is Mary’s month in the Easter season and all of nature rejoices with the Queen of heaven at the Resurrection of the Son she was worthy to bear. During the remainder of Easter time, let us endeavor through the prayers of the Holy Liturgy and the Holy Rosary to deepen our gratitude for the mystery of our Baptismal rebirth in Christ.

(Ps 118:24)

  PRAY WITH CARDINAL COLLINS,
​HOLY MASS, ROSARY AND ANGELUS.

FROM TORONTO,

ST. MICHAEL'S CATHEDRAL BASILICA.
   
LIVE MASS, 7:30 am, MON - SUN (see here)
    

 
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