Honoring the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Do you have a relationship with the woman who gave birth to and raised the Son of God? Do you turn to her for help and guidance, as you may your earthly mother, when you are faced with a difficult situation?

August is the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The next few weeks are an excellent opportunity to incorporate some new ways to honor the Blessed Mother. Who knows, you may carry these devotions and practices over into your year-round daily routine.

Here are a few ways to honor the Mother of God during this Month of her Immaculate Heart:

Pray the Angelus

This prayer is traditionally prayed three times each day: 6am, noon, and 6pm. You might choose one of those times and set an alarm on your phone—church bells, perhaps—as a reminder to pray this beautiful prayer. Find it in the prayer menu on the Relevant Radio® app.

Wear a Miraculous Medal

Not only is the Miraculous Medal a beautiful reminder of Our Lady’s protection and a source of many graces, but it can also be an opportunity to evangelize. Be prepared to share the story and meaning of the medal with those who ask.

Honor Mary in Your Home

Find space for Mary to be a part of your home. Whether it’s an Immaculate Heart statue, sacred artwork, or a special prayer space, invite Mary and her Son to be a visible part of your family’s home. Their presence is a good reminder of the most important things in life.

Meditate on the Scriptures

Read and meditate on Mary’s role throughout salvation history, as written in Sacred Scripture. If you want another way to meditate on Scripture, look no further than the Holy Rosary. “The more we pray the Rosary, the more we understand Scripture. It’s scripturally based,” said Catholic author Annabelle Moseley.

It comes full circle from the Rosary to Scripture to Sacred Art. “So there at that Visitation we can go back to the Scripture and be with Elizabeth welcoming Mary into our home. And then that goes back to the way that … we decorate our home is our way to be Elizabeth to her,” explained Moseley.

There are myriads of ways to honor the Blessed Mother and her Immaculate Heart. Find what works for you and your family. And remember what St. Maximilian Kolbe wisely said, “Never be afraid of loving Mary too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”

For more suggestions, listen to the full interview with Annabelle Moseley on Morning Air®.

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Lindsey is a wife, mother, and contributing author at Relevant Radio. She holds a degree in Journalism and Advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lindsey enjoys writing, baking, and liturgical living with her young family.