Issue 018

“Faith and Love Freely Given” by Suzanne Ross

When I was a young girl growing up Catholic, I was devoted to Mary. We had a lovely tabletop statue of her with hands open wide to either side as if reaching out to hug me. All during May, I would gather wildflowers and weave them into a tiny crown for her head, for May was Mary’s month. I would sing, “Oh Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today/ Queen of the Angels/ Queen of the May.”

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