Category: May

Mary’s Month of May
May Magnificat May is Mary’s month, and I Muse at that and wonder why: Her feasts follow reason, Dated due to season— Candlemas, Lady Day; But the Lady Month, May, Why fasten that upon her, With a feasting in her honour? Is it only its being brighter Than the most are must delight her? [...]
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May Morning in Oxford
As you may know, May Day is a big deal here in Oxford. Here’s what I saw this unbelievably peachy morning. Happy May Day.
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Happy May Day from Oxford
Happy May Day to all my readers.As you may know, May Day is celebrated with some ferocity in Oxford – drinking, dancing, dressing up. It starts with a choir greeting the dawn from the top of Magdalene Tower and continues with dancing in the  streets.It’s been raining all night here [...]
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Venus and the Virgin
The Virgin at La Salette, France “MAY is Mary’s month, and I Muse at that and wonder why:     Her feasts follow reason,     Dated due to season—   Candlemas, Lady Day;         5 But the Lady Month, May, [...]
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Going A-Maying
Here is what the English poet Robert Herrick wrote about the morning of the first of May, about 400 years ago, in Corinna’s Gone A-Maying. Read it and feel a rush of blood to the head. Flora designed by William Morris GET up, get up for shame! The blooming [...]
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