Continue the Tradition

A May Crowning to honor Mary, the Mother of God, at the university dedicated to her name.

May 7, 2017 at 1:00pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
University of Notre Dame

Marian Procession and May Crowning

Join us on Sunday, May 7th, at the Grotto for a Marian procession through campus and a May Crowning at the Geddes Hall Chapel. Families are welcome. Reception to follow on the 3rd floor of Geddes Hall.

Map of Procession Route

Continuing the tradition

The Marian Procession and May Crowning is a popular devotion honoring our Blessed Mother. It has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years as Catholics seek to reconnect with the beauty and tradition of the faith. At left is video footage from a Marian Procession at Notre Dame circa 1950.

Footage from procession circa 1950

”Let all try to approach with greater trust the throne of grace and mercy of our queen and mother, and beg for strength in adversity, light in darkness, consolation in sorrow.”

—Pope Pius XII