It is a Catholic tradition to honor Mary, our Mother, during the month of May by placing on her statue a crown of flowers. This lovely devotional ceremony is a favorite tradition at Sacred Heart Cathedral School. The May Crowning gives the children an opportunity to honor the Blessed Mother of Jesus. Our soon-to-be-graduating eighth graders lead the May Crowning service. Each eighth grader carries a flower to be placed in front of Mary, and one child is chosen to place the crown of flowers on Mary’s head.