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Students honor Mary in May Crowning; Spring flowers presented to the Virgin Mary

A May Crowning in celebration of the Virgin Mary was in full evidence at Pacelli Catholic Schools on Wednesday.

Students brought spring flowers to Mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church, where older students gathered the blooms into bouquets and placed them at the feet of a statue of Mary.

At the end of the gathering, a crown of flowers was placed on the statue.

A May Crowning devotion is steeped in Roman Catholic tradition, when May came to be recognized as a month to honor Mary.