- Go to Mass. This is one of the best ways to keep the feast day with your family. If the Mass falls on a regular weekday, you may find the informality of that more agreeable with younger children.
- Pray The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The prayers are short and beautiful. This is a perfect way to pray the office with a family, or just choose some of the prayers to say with your littles.
- Say a Rosary, even if it’s just a decade or two.
- Place a statue of Mary on your table, or in a prominent place. All of my statues of Mary were gifts, or from tag sales. My daughter has made some sweet ones as peg saints. If you don’t have a statue, a nice picture or print will do!
- Place Mary’s statue or picture on a pretty, simple, white tablecloth in remembrance of her purity.
- Surround your Marian statue with seasonal flowers, real or silk! I cut flowers from my own garden when they are blooming, but I also have a beautiful silk mum for the table in the fall and some silk tulips for the spring. They have even been mistaken for the real thing, but because I paid for them once and use them every year, they were definitely a bargain. They also make my makeshift Marian altar extra special.
- Read a book about Mary or a few passages. Hail Holy Queen by Scott Hahn is one of my favorites.
- In keeping with a white theme for Mary, have a nice white cake or cupcakes for desert, or even a small piece of white chocolate. For Our Lady of Mt. Carmel we have ice cream or brownies with melted caramel candy.
- Your entrée can be white too! Maybe chicken or fish on white rice. We change this up for Our Lady of Guadalupe when we have more of a Mexican theme.
- Listen to or sing a Marian Hymn like Ave Maria; Salve Regina; or Hail Mary, Gentle Woman.
- Mary’s name means Star of the Ocean. Maybe say your Rosary outside on a Marian Feast day at night, under the stars, or hang some decorative stars in or around your home.
- Say a Novena to Mary prior to her feast day.
- Watch a movie about Mary like Song of Bernadette, or the first part of Jesus of Nazareth.
- Wear the Brown Scapular or Miraculous Medal.
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About the Author
Elena LaVictoire is a graduate of Baker College and a retired medical transcriptionist. She is married and homeschooled six children. Elena is a public speaker on the topics of marriage, homeschooling, and confirmation preparation. She was also a contributing author to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. Elena practices and performs with her flute and records with the Peace Together Choir. She blogs at MyDomesticChurch.com.