Throughout the seasons and feasts of the liturgical year, the church pauses to give special honor to Mary, the mother of Jesus, the son of God. May is a month particularly devoted to Mary, connecting the new life of springtime with the new, human life she gave Jesus. Find news articles and features related to her celebration and veneration, Marian devotions, Marian apparitions, and more.
Catholic doctrines include her Immaculate Conception, her Assumption and her virginity. A common misconception is that Catholics worship Mary. This is not true, but rather, Marian devotions are intended to bring Catholics closer to Jesus. She is considered the mother of the church.