Monday, May 05, 2008

May Crowning


May is the month traditionally set aside to remember Mary, the Mother of God. A practice that is coming back (thankfully) is the May Crowning, when traditional Marian hymns are sung and a crown of spring flowers is placed on a statue of Mary.

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,
O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.


Hat tip to Fr. Loren Gonzales of Overheard in the Sacristy.

2 comments:

Marilena said...

oh that statue is lovely!!!!!

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

I knew that was "the picture" to post when I saw it.

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