May Crowning has been my first memory as a Catholic. When I was six years old, I joined the May Crowning dance group because I love to dance. I looked forward to rehearsal each week and was very proud to lead my group to different positions. There was so much excitement in me while waiting for the day to perform the dance in Church. On that day, I would wear white “áo dài” with pink flowers. There are usually five different colors of flowers: red, blue, purple, white, and yellow. Each color symbolizes the virtues of Mother Mary. Each of us held in our hands a bouquet of plumeria. At the end of the dance, we would place each bouquet at Mother Mary’s feet. So many beautiful flowers covering the feet of Mother Mary. My heart was full of love and joy. Never would I have known that my love of dancing brought me to Mother Mary, and that she has brought me closer to God.
1. How many years have you danced for Mother Mary in May?
-This is my second year.
2. What motivated you to dance?
-I love to dance with my friends; I dance for the love of Mother Mary to honor her in the month of May.
3. Do you face any difficulties while practice dancing?
-Yes, I do. Sometimes things messed up when the little ones do not remember the movements. I try to be patient and consistently do the right dance movements so that they can easily memorize and follow.
4. Do you want to dance for the next few years?
-If I get a chance, I am happy to do it.
5. Mother Mary is the best way to get closer to Jesus. Have you ever thought that she is the bridge to lead you to the religious life, becoming a sister?
-I think so, but I don’t know yet. When I grow up, I wish to be the one in charge to teach the kids dance for Mother Mary during May Crowning.
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