Catholic schools honor Mary with May processions and crownings

St. Francis International School in Silver Spring, Maryland, celebrated May as the month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary by holding a May 12 procession and crowning of the school’s new statue of Our Lady of Grace.

“This is a beautiful example of what it means to be Church,” said Tobias (Toby) Harkleroad, the founding principal and chief administrator of the school. “All of our students in kindergarten through the fourth grade participated … (they) were joined by all our pre-k students and some of our middle school students. The entire school was represented.”

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