“Oh, Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.” That refrain from the lovely British hymn “Bring Flowers of the Rarest” has been sung by countless schoolchildren as they run round a maypole on the May Day. It echoes in my mind with Mary’s statement in the Bible that “all generations will call me Blessed.” (Lk 1:48), which is part of her wonderful song there, Magnificat. Because she speaks of God’s vindication of the poor, her day — the first of May –was the original Labor Day and it still is, except in our country. This monthRead More →