In honor of Our Lady

May 18, 2023
Father Roberto Marquez, parochial administrator of St. Charles Borromeo Parish and Bishop Moore High School in Orlando (left) stands with students Alicia I. and Carlos H. and director of mission effectiveness, JP Kuhlman (right). The two students crowned Mary in the school chapel to honor the month of May which is dedicated to Our Lady. (COURTESY)

Schools and parishes throughout the Diocese of Orlando crown statues of the Virgin Mary on their campuses in the month of May, known by Catholics as the Month of Mary. Just as Jesus reveres His mother and requests the same of us, we recognize Our Lady’s holiness and celebrate her love for her children, the children of God. As the most faithful follower of Jesus Christ, her Son, Mary always leads to a more intimate knowledge and relationship with Christ.







A student crowns Mary, May 10, at St. Brendan Catholic School in Ormond Beach. (VALETA ORLANDO)
These first-grade angels are flower girls for the May procession to Holy Family Catholic School’s statue of Our Lady of Fatima, crowned May 12. (COURTESY)
St. James Cathedral School in Orlando students bring forward a crown for the Blessed Mother, May 17, 2023. (COURTESY)
A young lady receiving her First Holy Communion May 7, 2023, crowns the Virgin Mary at the beginning of Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Wildwood. (GLENDA MEEKINS)