It's May, and that means it's time again for our May novena! If you receive "Monastery Bells" via snail mail, you got a novena slip which you can mail back to us with your prayer intentions, but if not, we still encourage you to send us your intentions here. We always remember the intentions of our blog readers in a general way, but perhaps you have some special prayer intention you would like us to keep in mind in a particular way this May. A big part of our novena is our procession out to the statue of Our Lady of the Pines each night, singing the Litany of Loreto as we go. We pray especially for the intercession of Our Lady, Queen of the most holy rosary, for you and all your intentions during this beautiful month of May.