May is the Month of Our Lady

The month of May is dedicated to Our Lady, Mary the Mother of Jesus. It wasn’t until I stepped into the small Catholic church of St. Mary’s in Sherman, Texas just after Easter of 1995 that I truly began to understand this remarkable lady.

As I knelt in prayer I glanced over at a large statue of Our Lady of Grace standing near the door to the confessional and suddenly I knew what had been missing in my life as a Protestant. It was Mary! She was only a by-word in my upbringing in the Presbyterian church, as though to say, “Oh. Yeah. She is the Mother of God but we don’t want to take away from the attention due to her Son so we don’t talk about her much, just in case.”

I learned to pray the Rosary while studying to become Catholic. The Rosary is a meditation on the life of Our Lord with scripture readings to go along with recitation of the Rosary Prayers. It changed my life and helped me to learn Christian meditation.

If you don’t know Mary you will never really know her Son. And if you doubt that you might want to ponder on how much Jesus loves His Mother. I pray I will not have to stand before Our Lord and explain why I didn’t love His Mother.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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