May, the month when nature dons the garment of life and colour, is a special time for us Catholics for it is the month dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, Mother of Vocations.
At the very moment when Mary said to the Angel Gabriel: “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word,” she became the patroness of every priest and religious till the end of time. Her yes to the Lord to become his mother, made her the Mother of all priestly and religious vocations.
However, Mary was not only a mother, she was also wife to Joseph, who because of the difficulties they encountered, they are a holy couple who serve as role models to Christian couples who are sharing in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
Therefore, throughout this month of May, Christians, in particular mothers and grandmothers, are encouraged to pray to the Lord so that he will continue to build his community by blessing us with these two sacraments that build it up: the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony and the Sacrament of Holy Orders.