Did you know that May is the month of Mary? Traditionally the beginning of the month has been used to kick off the Marian month and celebrate the Blessed Mother in a big way. Parishes and families would join together in procession and pray the rosary or other Marian devotions and end by “crowning” a statue or photo of our Blessed Mother with flowers. Since we can’t all be together for a Marian procession as a God Minute community, we invite you to crown a Mary statue or photo in your own home or yard. This can be as simple as a few picked flowers at the feet of your garden statue or as fancy as decorating a home altar around a photo of our Blessed Mother- whatever you want to make of it.
For a video description of how to “crown” the Blessed Mother in your home, click here.
We will all be doing this in our own homes this Saturday, May 7th. Then we ask that you snap a photo of your “crowning” and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 9th. Team member Lauren will be putting together a slideshow of all of our photos to create a virtual celebration of Our Lady!
Here is a PDF of the prayers that can be said before and after your home crowning.
For some additional Marian based devotions and resources to check out this month, visit these links!