May Crowning at St. Mary, Ridgefield

May Crowning at St. Mary, Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD—With the month of May traditionally devoted to Mary, St. Mary Parish in Ridgefield kicked it off with a “May Crowning.”

Young girls of the parish were invited to bring a flower from their own garden to Mass on Sunday, May 2. The oldest girl at the 10:30 am Mass placed a flower crown on the statue of Mary, followed by a short procession with song.

Afterward, everyone was invited to add their flowers to a vase next to our Blessed Mother and kneel before her for a moment of prayer.

It was well attended and God blessed the morning with incredibly beautiful weather. The Knights of Columbus constructed a liter to carry the statue for the procession. The Blessed Mother statue is on the right of the altar in the Nancy Bossidy Rec Center and can be venerated all throughout the month of May.

May Crowning is a special Marian devotion held during the month of May to honor Mary, Mother of Jesus as “Queen of May. The traditional ritual includes a procession to the statue of the Blessed Mother where she is crowned with a garland or crown of flowers.

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