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Students Celebrated the Annual May Crowning

Olivia Welsh, Junior Editor

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Father Laniauskas and Father Caruso officiate the May Crowning

On Monday May 8th, the May Crowning was held at Saint Ignatius. The ceremony is always held in front of the Marian statue in the courtyard outside of Tully Hall.

This has become an annual ceremony at Saint Ignatius thanks to Sister Mary Elizabeth OP and a select group of dedicated students.

She contributes much of her time to prepare for the ceremony and organize the readers, ushers, and students who lead intercessions for each graduating class year.

The ceremony is held to honor “the Queen of May” by gifting her a wreath of flowers. This is meant to symbolize the act we perform yearly of giving our own mother’s flowers for Mother’s Day.    

This is a tradition celebrated by catholics all over the world in the month of May. It is designated as the ideal month for devoting prayer and rituals to Mary.


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