And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant[a] of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
The month of August is devoted to The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Depending on the year, the entire month of August falls under Ordinary Time, represented by the liturgical color green. It is important during this time to teach and understand that the physical heart of Mary is venerated, which is different than the Heart of Jesus, which is adored.
This distinction denotes that Mary’s heart is united to her person as it represents the seat of her love, specifically for her Son, and tells us that such devotion signifies the genuine virtue of a similar love. In prayer, it is essential to realize that it is not in making an act of consecration, but to have the intent of living that consecration. Most considerably, we understand the primary reason each of us owes reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that is because every sin we committed caused her grief and suffering in her union with her Divine Son. During this period, we partake in her anguish for her sorrow due to that sacrifice.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary
Everybody may offer additional prayers throughout August for personal devotion and to help strengthen the relationship with God. These prayers are helpful to connect with the time of year; anyone can pray at any time throughout the month. The Liturgical Calendar guides us in prayer for the Saints and obligation days within each liturgical season. These prayers are the categories and Liturgical Months and Prayers and Devotions.