Looking towards the apse at the front of the church, the right sanctuary is located to the right of the main altar on the East 12th Street side of the building. Below the right sanctuary windows lies a small alcove with the statue of St. Joseph.
The Roman Catholic tradition of crowning the Blessed Mother with a wreath of flowers takes place on or around May 1st, or often on Mother’s Day.
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
Christ Jesus, accompanied by God the Father, and the Holy Spirit in the form of a white dove, places a crown on the head of Mary as Queen of Heaven. The image is most resembled in a painting by Diego Velazquez (1599-1660), a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV.