Mellow Yellow Monday – 31

Mellow Yellow Monday 31c

Mellow Yellow Monday 31b

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

Mellow Yellow Monday #205

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?


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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7 Responses to Mellow Yellow Monday – 31

  1. julespaige says:

    Dear Becca, your family and friends and everyone:

    For all the lights all year long, sing loud, sing long
    For peace every ‘present day’ be strong!

    Whatever holiday you celebrate this season, those just past and those yet to arrive
    Live long, love always, be joyfully alive!

    Blessings offered to one and all –
    To those with courage, the meek, the mild and small!



  2. Beautiful I’d heard of this shrine, having worked with a priest from this order who was a chaplain in a long term care facility. But never been there, no seen this. May you and your family be blessed, Becca, as we celebrate light and hope. Thank you for your kind wishes on my blog.


  3. Raven says:

    This is truly beautiful. Becca thank you for your art and words over the past year. Thank you too for your friendship and Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.


  4. Wishing you a continued Bright Monday full of Sunshine in this Season of Light. Happy Christmas Becca. Love Sue xxxx


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