Unite with fellow devoted Catholics to Honor the Blessed Mother with a May Crowning Ceremony!
May is the month of Mary and the beautiful tradition of May Crowning reflects the beauty of the 5th Glorious Mystery of the Holy Rosary which it evokes. Honoring Our Lady, Queen of Heaven and Earth, honors her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ Who first crowned her as His Queen. Adorning Our Lady with a crown of flowers is a custom of great devotion to Our Holy Mother and recalls the beauty of her maternal love for us during difficult times in the world.
That is why we are pleased to invite you to join in a Virtual May Crowning ceremony on May 13, the feast of the first Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. As part of the special event, a brand-new statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be blessed as part of the ceremony.
This replica of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue was obtained by Catholic Action for veneration at special events in the future and we are grateful to have your attendance at its inaugural event.
The May Crowning Ceremony will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in San Diego, CA and will be presided over by the pastor, Fr. Anthony Saroki. Thomas McKenna will speak about the Message of Fatima. The program will include recitation of the Holy Rosary and the Litany of Our Lady along with hymns and the actual crowning ceremony of the statue.
In these days of trial, I hope you will join us in this inspiring spiritual practice. Your prayers and intentions will be united with us at the feet of Our Blessed Mother.
Our Lady always guides as a loving mother. Her Immaculate Heart and her maternal beauty will always triumph over the ugliness of sin and suffering. In this difficult time, we turn to the Blessed Virgin, Mother of the Church and Queen of Peace to ask that she intercede for us to her Son for a swift end to the pandemic, the return of public celebration of Holy Mass, and an increase in holiness during this time of trial, among many other intentions.