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MAY

Month of special devotion to the Blessed Virgin. Modern May devotions go back to the sixteenth century, occasioned by the current infidelity and immorality. Pope Pius VII approved and indulgenced the special prayers offered to mary during May, and Popes Leo XIII and Pius XII issued a number of significant documents on Marian piety, supporting the custom throughout the Church.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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