In Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, Madonna of Jerusalem is one of our three churches. The parishioners do an excellent job of setting up a May Altar.
|2014 May Altar at Madonna of Jerusalem Church|
I grew up attending St. Scholastica School and we were also taught to set up our May Altars, which I have attempted to do. A long time ago I asked my Aunt where she had gotten her stone statue of the Blessed Mother. She went out into her yard and gave it to me. That statue has moved with me to 5 locations until I finally settled in my present home.
|Madonna in 2013|
|Madonna in June 2014|
My old neighbor, who owned a greenhouse, taught me that isn't safe to plant flowers in the ground until Mother's Day because of the chance of a freak frost. I will be purchasing flowers for the planters between now and Memorial Day.