Recipes for August ~ Month Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Immaculate Heart is often venerated together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Just as the Sacred Heart represents Christ's love for mankind, the Immaculate Heart represents the Blessed Virgin's desire to lead all people to Christ.

August 4, Feast of St. John Vianney (New):

August 4, St. Dominic (Trad.):

August 8, St. Dominic (New): (See August 4)

August 8, St. John Vianney (Trad): (See August 4)

August 10, St. Lawrence (New, Trad.):

August 14, St. Maximilian Kolbe (New):

August 15, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven (New, Trad.):

August 18, St. Helena (Trad):

August 22, The Queenship of Mary (New):

August 23, St. Rose of Lima (New):
(The following three posts were not originally posted for St. Rose, but would adapt wonderfully!)

August 26, St. Monica (New)

August 27, St. Augustine (New, Trad.):

August 29, The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist (New) and Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Trad):

August 30, St. Rose of Lima (Trad.): (See August 23rd)

The Daily Offering to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians; I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

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  1. I must say, I love the posts at the beginning of each month! It is much easier to add ingredients to my grocery list when I have these wonderful ideas in advance. Thanks for all you do! I have recommended your site many times :) I also love seeing the traditional feasts

  2. Is it possible for there to be two devotions for a month? I had read in the Big Book of Catholic Traditions that this month's dedication is to the Blessed Sacrament... is it both? Is there an "official" devotion for the month?

  3. Amanda ~ Thank you for your kind words on Catholic Cuisine! This post is just a collection of recipes which can be found in the archives. My plan is to add to the post as new posts/recipes are added in the future, making them a little easier to find. I am glad it is helpful!

    Erin ~ I am not sure?? I will have to look into it further. Here are a few sources that say that August is devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary:

    Catholic Culture: August Devotion: The Immaculate Heart

    Fisheaters: Devotion to the
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Prayers for August

    I think I am going to have to go and pull out my copy of the Big Book of Catholic Traditions! =)

  4. Are there any recipes for the Feast of the Transfiguration? Something with grapes, maybe? I might have to experiment!

  5. Hum... Here is another article, Monthly Devotions of the Church Year (found at Aquinas and More), which says the following:

    "Each month of the year is dedicated to a particular devotion within the Catholic faith; the dedication of each month is based on historical events or a particular aspect of the liturgical calendar, or a combination of the two. These monthly Catholic devotions do not line up exactly with the time frame of the liturgical calendar, since they are fixed to standard calendar months rather than the Church seasons. Some countries and areas have developed monthly dedications to devotions more specific to their area, but the following are the common, widespread Catholic devotions for each month throughout the year."

    Under August it says:

    "The month of August is dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament, and increased adoration of the Eucharist is encouraged. August is also dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and on August 15th, the church celebrates the Assumption of Mary into heaven."

    So, it seems that is is devoted to both...

  6. Thanks Ladies! Just put some things on the grocery list for St. Maximilien and the Assumption!