Meditating on the images of Mary every day during May has had a calming effect on me. The same thing happens when I pray the rosary. A certain stillness enters the house of my soul as the mantra of prayers are repeated over and over. Frequently, I can just hold the rosary in my hands and feel the peace descend right from her hands to mine. No words necessary. Music elevates the experience even more. Take a listen:

11 Hail, Holy Queen

04 Hail, Mary