Many people create a small altar in their home and many schools made them in their classrooms during the month of May. The altar is traditionally dedicated to Mary, the mother of God as May is the Marian month when Catholics give special praise and honour to Jesus’ mother Mary, gifted to us as our mother too. May is also the first month of summer, so it comes to pass those altars which are created during this time are adorned with flowers that bloom at this time of year and with particular prayers, or items of devotion such as rosary beads to decorate this special space and to express our love and honour to Mary.

We are encouraging you to make your own at home and why not send us a picture of it on our FB page – – we’d love to see them!!

Download this short resource to give you ideas and a bit of background – May_Altar – Bring flowers of the Rarest