Crowning of Mary May 1 – Coronación de María, 1 de mayo

Crowning of Mary May 1 – Coronación de María, 1 de mayo

A May crowning is a special way to honor Our Lady during the Month of May.

Mary is the mother of every domestic church, of every Christian family. She fully understands the naturally supernatural realities of family life because she lived them. In fact, she shows us the way to make the ordinary extraordinary. She shows us how to embrace our daily lives in a way which allows them to become the means of grace and conversion. She also obtains for us, through her intercession, the graces we need to be made holy in our vocation. She is the mother of the domestic church.

 

May Crowning at Home

This year as a parish community, we are learning what it means to be a church from our homes.

As a family you can continue the tradition of the May crowning. Make a crown of flowers to fit your  statue of Mary either indoors or outside.  Let the smallest child carry the crown and give everyone else a flower to be placed in a vase if front of the Blessed Virgin. Tell the children that the flower is a symbol of their love for their heavenly Mother. You can line up in a procession and sing a Marian hymn as you process. After the crowning, recite the rosary.

You can also find more Marian resources during the Month of May on our website under Faith Formation page.

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD, Pray for Us

Coronación de la Virgen María en la casa

Este año, como comunidad parroquial, estamos aprendiendo lo que significa ser una Iglesia en nuestros hogares.

Como familia se puede continuar la tradición de la coronación de la Virgen María en el mes de mayo. Haga una corona de flores para coronar a la estatua de María, ya sea en el interior o en el exterior de la casa.  Deje que el niño más pequeño lleve la corona y entregue a todos los demás una flor para ser colocada en un jarrón si está delante de la Santísima Virgen. Diga a los niños que la flor es un símbolo de su amor por su Madre celestial. Puede hacer fila en una procesión y cantar un himno mariano mientras procesas. Después de la coronación, recita el rosario.

You can also find more Marian resources during the Month of May on our website under Faith Formation page.

María, Madre de Dios, ruega por nosotros