May Crowning of the New St. Agnes School Mary Statue
Today, to usher in the glorious Month of Mary, Mother of God, St. Agnes School honored Our Lady with a May Crowning of their new statue in the front of the school. All the school children gathered around Mary as Fr. Frederick Edlefsen, pastor, prayed and blessed the beautiful statue. The statue, a gift of the St. Agnes Arts & Crafts women, was itself a labor of love purchased with the proceeds of the Annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar and Christmas Boutique.
During this month, and beyond, let us increase our devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Hail Holy Queen (The Salve Regina)
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,
our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this, our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.