Some say that the tradition of dedicating the month of May to Mary was created to counter widely practiced pagan holidays. In ancient Rome, May honored Flora, the goddess of blooms and blossoms, and ancient Greece honored Artemis, the goddess of fertility.
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When I began my journey into the Catholic Church, Mary, the mother of Jesus, was an obstacle for me. Not Mary herself, really. It was the teachings that I had received (rather not received) within the Protestant faith. Basically, all I knew about Mary was that she was the mother of Jesus. The Bible doesn’t […]