READERS OF ‘NIEDZIELA’ AS AN ALIVE CROWN OF MARY
EDITORS OF ‘NIEDZIELA’
Soon there is going to be the jubilee of 300th coronation of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady at Jasna Góra. Crowns were donated by pope Clemens XI, and the solemn act of coronation was completed on 8 September 1717. It was the first event besides Rome in the world. In relation to preparations for the jubilee, Pauline Fathers invite for creating an Alive Crown of Mary – giving our Queen of Poland our spiritual gifts in order to crown Her not only with golden diamonds, but also our effort for conversion. Surely a lot of our Readers will want to join this unusual action, to which we cordially encourage. Only five steps are needed in order to join this initiative: Readers of ‘Niedziela’ – an Alive Crown of Mary.
Let Mary see you: Send to Jasna Góra of the editorial office of ‘Niedziela’ your photo in an envelope, which will be placed in the Chapel of Our Lady during the Appeal Prayer at Jasna Góra, and then in the Hall of Fr. Kordecki at Jasna Góra so that you could find it there when you are on pilgrimage to Our Lady. It will be a symbol that your life is inscribed in the Heart of Mary!
Give your spiritual gift to Mary: Send not only your photo but also give your heart with it to Mary. On the reversed side of the photo write what spiritual gift you want to give to Our Lady. Let it be a testimony of your desire to change your life – it may be, for example, a confession after years, decision to break with addiction, regular reading the Holy Scripture or another permanent spiritual gift.
Take Mary to your life: In response to Your spiritual gift inscribed in your heart and written on the reverse side of the photo sent to Jasna Góra, you will receive the image of Our Lady of Jasna Góra (size A4) – as a sign that you are a diamond in the Alive Crown of Mary.
A diamond of the Crown. Get a contact with Mary: Using the code placed at the article, download a free application onto your smart-phone, and every day you will receive Mary’s thought which will allow you to build a deeper relation with Our Lady. These will be motifs which will give you hope anew and will inspire your for conversion.
Gain a new continent for Mary. This continent is the Internet. Let’s conquer it for Mary! Let’s build an enormous mosaic of Mary of Jasna Góra, by sending one’s photo by email with a spiritual gift for our Mother. The completed mosaic will appear on the Internet and will be placed on the walls of Jasna Góra. Collecting photos for the mosaic will begin in May next year.
The patronage of the jubilee and the initiative the Alive Crown of Mary was taken over by the Polish Episcopal Conference with the chairperson archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the metropolitan of Poznań.
Details and the regulations of the initiative the Alice Crown of Mary are on the website: www.koronamaryi.pl.
Photos and spiritual gifts can be also sent via the editorial office ‘Niedziela’, ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Częstochowa, with a note on the envelope: ‘Readers of ‘’Niedziela’’ – the Alive Crown of Mary’’.