Academy family honors Mary with annual May crowning

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The Academy of Our Lady of Guam held its annual May Crowning on May 1, 2019 with Liturgy celebrated by Father Tom McGrath, SJ at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica. This is an event when we are reminded that we, too, can follow the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary in her “Fiat” (her “yes”), by allowing God’s will to unfold in our lives.
The custom of the May Crowning has been a tradition at the Academy since its founding in 1949. As part of the tradition, during the May Crowning liturgy, the seniors present our Blessed Mother with flowers upon the crowning of Mary. With the crowning of the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Academy students along with all those who practice this tradition, place themselves under Mother Mary’s protection and ask for her intercession in granting us the grace to be able to follow in her loving example. Crown bearer Madel Sibal, left, and attendants Stephenie Santos, second from the left, and Sheila Dumaraog, right-most, look upon the crowning of Mary by May Queen Maria Erin Gloton, center. (Photo courtesy of Academy of Our Lady of Guam)