I attended Catholic School back in the Latin Mass all the time dark ages and Mary was always an important part of the year. In my third grade class, our teacher, Sister Fidelis,would draw a name every day and that lucky winner got to take home the metal ring fitted to the head of our Blessed Mother’s classroom statue and could design and bring in their crown of flowers creation the next day. An even great perk was that the chosen person would also be the one crowning the Blessed Mother. I look back with a sad smile thinking about the discussions and anticipation we all had about this event we could all share in for the Blessed Mother. I have to wonder if they still have classroom May crowning in the Catholic School of today and is being chosen a wonderful gift or burden for today’s students?
Archbishop Fulton Sheen always knows the best way to say it!