We decided to put together in one news article everything that we lived during the Month of May with Our Lady in the Home of the Mother here in Lumezzane.
We wanted to start the Month of May at Our Lady’s feet in a shrine dedicated to her. Aware of the fact that during the Family Encounter (April 29-May 1) we had received a lot of graces from the Lord through His Mother, Mediatrix of all graces, it seemed appropriate to go to the shrine of “Our Lady of Grace” in Brescia. We got together on the afternoon of Sunday, May 6, to pray the Rosary with songs to Our Lady. To our great surprise, when we finished the Rosary in the old Basilica, a solemn procession of priests and lay faithful who had been at Mass in the newer part arrived singing hymns to Our Lady. Later, there was a solemn blessing and personal benediction for whoever wanted. Our families went up and it was so beautiful for many of them to receive the blessing as a family. The rector of the seminary came out afterwards to talk to us about the history of the shrine.
On the following Sundays of May 13th, 20th, and 27th, we invited whoever wanted to pray a walking Rosary from our house to a small shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima at 7:30 in the morning. It was a grace for all who participated in offering the small sacrifice of waking up early on Sunday for Our Lady. She made her presence very much felt and as soon as we arrived at the shrine, we didn’t want to leave.
During the Month of May, we also celebrated the Solemnity of Pentecost. On May 19, we had a vigil with a small celebration afterwards. It took place in the Sisters’ chapel. Many more people attended than we expected and we almost didn’t all fit. It was very beautiful because there were people of all ages. It was truly like being in the Upper Room with Mary asking for the Holy Spirit to come.
In conclusion, we can say that Our Blessed Mother poured out many graces this month, especially in the hearts of those who were more generous towards her.