Sunday, May 8, 2016

May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary

We had a lovely and very simple May Crowning at our home today. Our granddaughter crowned the family statue of Mary that my husband's parents had brought to the United States from Ireland in the 1950ties. After crowning the statue of the Blessed Virgin she placed flowers in a vase in front of her.

In the background we had the song, "Bring Flowers of the Rarest," playing. I like this one from You Tube,

As you can see our granddaughter was very happy to have crowned Mary. My husband looks on in the back.
A little help in placing the flowers in the vase was required from her Dad. Her uncle Mike is pictured in the background.

These are the wired flowers I used to make the crown. I purchased them from Michaels Arts & Crafts.

 Here is the crown with the roses attached. Below is the crown with the ribbons added.

These are some of my favorite colors. 
This gives you a little idea of how the crown looks from the back. Below I have listed some sites which offer background information and/or planning activities with prayers for your own May Crowning. May is the month of Mary and it is the perfect time to honor her with a simple or elaborate May Crowning Ceremony. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers…/liturgicalyear/activities/   Type in May Crowning in the top right corner where the search icon is located.

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