National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, located in Belleville, Illinois, is one of the largest outdoor Shrines in North America. It is operated by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. During Advent and Christmas, the Shrine hosts the “Way of Lights”, an outdoor light display that features over 1.1 million white lights and attracts over 350,000 visitors annually.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:9-14
For previous Mellow Yellow Mondays
© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012
I stumbled upon Mellow Yellow Monday, whose specialty is all things yellow. Intrigued, as yellow is my favorite color, I started out with MYM to interject some “sunshine” for the fall and winter months, followed by spring and summer. I still enjoy the weekly boost of yellow — so I continue with Monday Sunshine.
Why not join in the sunshine fun?