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Only in Print: Paying Homage to Blessed Virgin Mary With May Crowning

Father Gerard Sauer, pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in Bay Ridge led the May Crowning with assistance from Father Michael Falce in the garden in front of the church rectory. (Photo: Courtesy of Father Falce

The Tablet Staff

WINDSOR TERRACE – May is the month of Mary and Catholics all over the Diocese of Brooklyn celebrate the Blessed Mother with traditional May Crowning ceremonies as an expression of their love and devotion.

Everyone from church pastors to young students took part in May Crownings.

The ceremonies took place in churches, gardens, and in some cases, living rooms. But no matter the location, all were conducted with love, and reverence for Mary, the Mother of Jesus…


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