A Month Dedicated to Mary

The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Since the 16th century, Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. As CatholicCulture.org explains it, the month of August is traditionally dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The physical heart of Mary is venerated and not adored as the Sacred Heart of Jesus is because it is united to her person and is the seat of her love, especially for her divine Son, virtue, and inner life. Such devotion is an incentive to a similar love and virtue.

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus Month

The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. This month falls within the liturgical season of 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. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward.

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