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may crowning grades 2 & 8

May is Mary’s month! And during May, throughout the Catholic world, special devotions honor the Virgin Mary. “May Crowning” is a traditional Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May and it recognizes Mary as Queen of heaven and earth. Since medieval times, there has been a correlation between Mary and the month of May. May is considered the season of the beginning of new life. “May Crowning” marks a new spiritual season. Our Mary, Queen of heaven and earth, lifted us right out of the last long, cold days of winter and firmly planted our hearts in the warm and promising soil of spring.

We had a beautiful morning for our own May Crowning. We started with a procession of our 2nd and 8th graders, opened with prayer, and placed a wreath of flowers was placed on the statue of Mary. (The act of crowning is rooted in the view of Mary as the Queen of Heaven.) We prayed a Rosary as an entire school community, led by our Second and Eighth Graders, and we enjoyed our first opportunity to gather as a FULL school community. Events like this remind us to be grateful for the gift of one another, as well as the gift of faith we are able to share at St. Michael School.

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