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8 Lesser-known Marian feasts in May

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May is known as “Mary’s Month” and features many minor feasts that are not well known.

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May has been known as “Mary’s Month” for many centuries, so it should not be surprising that various Marian feast days occur throughout the month. However, there are only a small number of universal celebrations, while a vast majority of the Marian feasts in May are only commemorated at a local level.

Here is a slideshow of eight of these lesser-known Marian feasts that highlight various apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary or were instituted by local Churches throughout the world.

Read more: Why is May “Mary’s Month”?

Read more: These apparitions were officially declared “fake”

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