Friday, May 13, 2016

Remembering Our Lady

Last Friday The Children' Rosary at St. Mary's Church in Pine Bluff, Wisconsin held a May Crowning at the beginning of their Children's Rosary meeting.  Little Abigail pictured above, who had just received her First Communion the previous Sunday, was chosen to crown Our Lady.  How precious she is standing on the step stool so carefully setting the crown of flowers on Our Lady's head.  Each of the children was able to come forward and place a flower before the feet of Our Lady.  The children then knelt in prayer of the Rosary. 

After receiving these pictures last weekend I found myself contemplating them in front of the Blessed Sacrament.  In particular I could not stop thinking about Abigail. My heart kept pondering the relationship between her First Communion and these special moments with Our Lady.  I began to remember my own son on his First Communion.  During the Mass he received a rose.  As we were leaving the Church and reaching the car, he asked if he could go and see Our Lady.  We said, yes, and he was off running around the other side of the Church.  As we turned the corner, we saw him kneeling in front of Our Lady.  He gave her his rose and kissed her on the head.  
It seemed as I thought about Kostin and Abigail that it was very important to them, to thank Our Lady after receiving their First Holy Communion.  The children had each been meeting in their respective Children's Rosary groups for a long time.  By spending time contemplating the mysteries of the life of Mary and Jesus they knew them now like friends.  Upon reaching that which Our Lady had been preparing them for: their first Holy Communion they did not forget their Heavenly Mother. Each came back to show Our Lady their love and thanksgiving through the gifts they had to give: sweet flowers and prayers.  

Other posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
How to Plan a May Crowning
"Many Things Can Wait but Children Cannot..."

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