This week we have celebrated a traditional May Crowning in our Chapel with a special audience!
A May Crowning is a traditional Catholic ritual held during the month of May and is usually a procession which ends with the crowning a statue of Our Lady with a garland or crown of flowers to honour Mary as “the Queen of Heaven".
Those gathered, who all shared the name Mary, Marie or Maria, prayed a 'Hail Mary' and our Chaplain sang a verse of the traditional hymn, 'Bring Flowers of the Rarest' before all celebrated with some cake!
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven...pray for us!