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51st Annual May Crowning
Sunday, May 30, 2021
         St Michael’s World Apostolate held the 51st Annual May Crowning at Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers Shrine during the Sunday Holy Hour for clergy. Over 80 pilgrims gathered for this memorable and uplifting occasion, the beneficiaries of abundant grace and joy so desperately-needed for these end-times.
         Amazingly, despite the miserable and rainy forecast,  the event was virtually rain-free, thanks to the Holy Trinity (we believe) Whose feast the universal Church was celebrating that day.
         After the prayer service and ceremony, delicious sandwiches and celebration cake was enjoyed with companionable spirits. Just when everything was said and done and every mother and child safe in their car, Lo and Behold, the heavens opened up with torrential rain.
         What a beautiful statement from On High and a Divine nod to this powerful public demonstration of love and recognition of the Queen of Heaven and earth.
Kimberly Anne Riendeau, 10, of N. Brookfield, Mass., crowned Our Lady this year.
Michael Mangan (l.), SMWA President, along with Andrew Stewart of Philadelphia, Penn. leading the procession.
The Rosary Procession in honor of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers.
Children grace the excedra
Kimberly placing the garland of roses on Our Lady.
Kimberly crowns Our Lady as Queen of Heaven and Earth.
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  Mikey Bauer and Alaina Riendeau, both  22 months.  
Kimberly leading a decade of the Rosary.
Three generations of Michael:  Uncle Michael (Mangan), his nephew, Michael Bauer, and Mr. Bauer's son, Mikey.
  Peter Donohue, twin brother of James, of The Bronx, N.Y.  
Kimberly's sister, Chalice, who crowned Our Lady in 2015, leading a decade of the Rosary.
Kimberly cutting the celebration cake with Michael Mangan. Kimberly's mother, Kristy (r.), the proud and beaming mother of nine, made the 350-mile, round-trip from Massachusetts on the same day.
"You see My Mother, your Queen of Heaven and your Queen of earth. Better that a man has died in the womb
of his mother than to disgrace and bring discredit to
My Mother."
Jesus, Nov. 22, 1975
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A big thanks to the photographers
Darryl Bolisay LOSM, John Benevides LOSM and  Angela Urquia.