Mary and Me

Mary and Me

Mary and me have been together through the generations and my life. Blessed Mother Mary has been at my side and the side of my family continuously. I always knew Mary has been with me, but until I decided to build a Mary Garden in my backyard in May 2020, during the world wide pandemic of the coronavius, the depth of the level of my relationship with Mary began to crystallize.

My Mary and Me Timeline:

Dad shares that Mommy invited him to join her in attending Novenas to Our Blessed Mother while they were dating

Born on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Knock – my Paternal Great Grandmother made a pilgrimage to Knock before leaving Ireland for America

Baptized at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Pelham Bay, Bronx New York

As infant had a Miraculous Medal

Entered Kindergarten and my Maternal Grandmother gave me a Mary Garden

Parent’s Statue of Our Lady of Grace

My Statue of Our Lady from Third Grade – St. Nicholas of Tolentine

My Parish in New York City: St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Queens – My Elementary School – May Process to Celebrate Mary

In high school, I attend the Sunday afternoon dances at Mary Immaculate Hospital

See Michelangelo’s PIeta at the World’s Fair in New York – see The Pieta again in Rome, Italy in 1982

My Mother volunteers at Mary Immaculate Hospital

Give birth to my daughter at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Georgia

My Mother is buried at Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Queens New York

Seek solace about a family member by making a visit to the Marian Chapel at St. John Neuman Roman Catholic Church

After my visit to the Marian Chapel, inquire about volunteering to work on a Mary Garden, meet the “other” Mary

As a result, get involved in volunteering for Griefshare

St. Nicholas of Tolentine builds a Mary Garden 2015: