Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Our Lady of the Snows

The scene from my kitchen window. Our humble grotto looking lovely as ever blanketed with a foot of snow. White lights keep her illuminated year round. (Even more beautiful when the roses are in bloom.)

A prayer: Our Lady of the Snows, Immaculate Queen of the Universe, Thou has bestowed so many countless graces and pledges of love upon the hearts and souls of millions. O Mother, deign to shower forth the graces of thine Immaculate Heart upon the remnant Faithful throughout the world, wherever they may be, and grant them the graces of a childlike love and unwavering fidelity to the holy truths of our Faith. Grant, good Mother, to the faithful Bishops of the Church the grace to defend Her Sacred Teachings, and to persevere courageously against all the enemies of the Holy Church. Amen.


Barb said...

It's beautiful! What a wonderful idea..
Mark and I were married on the Feast of Our Lady of the Snows so I love it even more.
Hope you've had a blessed day!

jamie said...

Thanks Barb. We put the lights out several Christmas's ago, when one of the kids were little. I loved the inspiration when I had to get up for those middle of the night feeding so much, that I insisted on keeping it lit year round.

MJ said...

Love your grotto. My mom had a special devotion to Our Lady of Snows and we visited the shrine near St. Louis when I was a teenager. I have an outdoor statue of Madonna with Child that my mom gave me for Mother's Day a few months before she died. I think I'll put lights around mine to.

Barb said...

I also love your cross on the wall and how her shadow falls across it.

Anonymous said...

That is a pretty Picture.