Faith/Spirituality Forum: May Crowning of Mary
May Crowning of Mary QUESTION from Connie Vinclark on April 23, 2002 Hello!
A friend of mine, who is not Catholic but whose little boy goes to Catholic school, told me that her son brought home a memo about the up coming May Crowning of Mary at the church. She asked me about it and I shared my memories as a child being involved in this devotion but I can't remember the exact significance involved. I know that the whole month of May is dedicated to Mary and that we believe that Mary was crowned as queen of Heaven and Earth but I don't know if the May crowning has to do with that. I would like to share with my friend the significance of this tradition, could you refresh my memory?
Thank you, Connie
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on May 18, 2002 Dear Miss Vinclark:
The May Crowning is a ritual of honoring Mary as the Mother of God and the Queen of Heaven. She is our Mother and this devotion is to give her special honor.
Here is a link to an article from the Diocese of Charleston that might help you:
The May Crowning
And here is an artcle about the whole practice of May being Mary's month:
May as Mary's Month
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