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May Crowning at National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • May 3, 2020
  • National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
  • 16330 Grotto Rd., Emmitsburg, MD 21727
  • 301-447-5318
  • 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM
  • free

    A beautiful ceremony accompanies the traditional Crowning of Mary in May - a month dedicated to her - let's honor her with both our prayerful thanks and petitions for her powerful intercession. A 12 ft. long silk flower crown will be hoisted over 100 ft. in the air to crown our 25 ft. tall gold-leafed bronze statue of our Blessed Mother. 

    Between the May Crowning, May 6, and Mother's Day, May 14, the National Shrine Grotto will place a rose for each donation made online at the altar of the Grotto's Chapel. 

    Adoration, 10:45 a.m.  in St. Mary's Chapel
    Reconciliation,  10:45 a.m. in the Confessional near St. Mary's Chapel
    Mass, 12 p.m. at the Grotto Cave (we will be in direct sunlight - please bring your water and sun protection)
    Procession and Crowning, 1 p.m. 
    (All activities will be moved to St. Mary's Chapel during inclement weather)
    Spanish Mass,  2 p.m. at the Grotto Cave