May Mary Procession at St Teresa’s School
St Teresa’s School in Craighall Park held their annual May Mary Procession to the Grotto of Mary. Each girl laid down a flower to honour Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ and joined principal Mrs Lynne Elfick in song and prayer.
The tradition of dedicating the month of May, not just a day in May, to Mary came about in the 13th century. In the Northern hemisphere, May is a time when Spring is at the height of its beauty. Just as Spring is connected with nature renewing itself, Mary is connected to giving new life to the world through the birth of Jesus Christ.