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May Crowning – Honoring Mary, Our Mother

May is often referred to as “Mary’s month” within the Catholic Church. This month of May is traditionally dedicated to honoring the Blessed Mother in many cultures.

It is a Catholic tradition to honor Mary, our Mother, during the month of May by placing on her statue a crown of flowers. This lovely devotional ceremony is a favorite tradition at St. Amelia. The May Crowning gives the children an opportunity to especially honor the Blessed Mother of Jesus, and give thanks to her for bringing our Savior into the world.

May Crowning is one of St. Amelia School religious ceremonies that hold a special place in the school’s history and tradition. The ceremony features students from all grade levels participating in a procession of flowers, reading scripture, leading the Rosary and prayers, singing songs, and crowning the statue in front of our school.

This year our ceremony took place on May, 1st, 2018 at 1:oo pm starting in the church. A procession Followed around the school where the statue of Mary was carried by our 8th grade students.

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