Thursday, June 02, 2011
The weather turned out to be sunny and comfortable on Sunday, May 29th. Since we were temporarily safe from any thunderstorms or tornadoes warning, we decided to drive to Our Lady of the Snows to attend the 11:30 a.m. Mass. The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is located in Belleville, Illinois.
The above is the Outdoor Altar and Amphitheater. To read the details of how this spiritual structure is built and other Devotional Areas on the ground at the Shrine, visit www.snows.org.
Above is the Millennium Spire, constructed at 85 feet tall, it stands at the top of the hill overlooking the Amphitheater. At the base of the Spire are votive candles for visitors to light up when submitting prayer requests.
I was glad that I took these images of the Resurrection Garden. The above shows one of the geode-shaped rocks circling the Resurrection Cave, depicting the appearance of Christ to the Apostles and others after His resurrection.
Thursday, June 2nd is the Feast of Ascension when Christ ascended into Heaven. "HE is not here for HE is risen", the angel tells the disciples as they watched Jesus ascended bodily into the clouds.