May Crowning 2009
“‘Tis the month of our Mother, the blessed and beautiful days, when our lips and our spirits are glowing with love and with praise.”
“All hail to dear Mary, the Guardian of our way. To the fairest of all Queens be the fairest of seasons, sweet May.”
“Bring flowers of the rarest bring blossoms the fairest, from garden and woodland and hillside and dale; our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling the praise of the loveliest flower of the vale!”
“O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today! Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.”
Prayer for the Month of May
O most august and blessed Virgin Mary! Holy Mother of God! glorious Queen of Heaven and earth! powerful protectress of those who love thee, and unfailing Advocate of all who invoke thee! look down, we beseech thee, from thy throne of glory on thy devoted children; accept the solemn offering we present thee of this month, specially dedicated to thee, and receive our ardent, humble desire, that by our love and fervor we might worthily honor thee, who, next to God, art deserving of all honor. Receive us, O Mother of Mercy, among thy best beloved children; extend to us thy maternal tenderness and solicitude; obtain for us a place in the Heart of Jesus, and a special share in the gifts of His grace. Oh, deign, we beseech thee, to recognize our claims on thy protection, to watch over our spiritual and temporal interests, as well as those of all who are dear to us; infuse into our souls the spirit of Christ, and teach us thyself to become meek, humble, obedient, charitable, patient, and submissive to the Will of God.
May our hearts burn with the love of thy divine Son, and of thee, His blessed Mother, not for this month alone, but for time and eternity; may we thirst for the promotion of His honor and thine, and contribute, as far as we can, to its extension. Receive us, O Mary, the Refuge of sinners; grant us a mother’s blessing and a mother’s care, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
-From the Manual of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Consolation