Thursday, June 26, 2014

#83: Our Lady of the Snows National Shrine

  • It is a Catholic shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • The Shrine name refers to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome. Legend has it that snow fell in the summertime of 1562 A.D..
  • It is one of the largest outdoor shrines in America.
  • The shrine consists of a restaurant, gift shop, hotel, a grotto, playground, and much more spiritual and recreational activity places.
  • In the wintertime, usually from late November to early January, there is a popular holiday lights show that is very popular.

One of the shrine's special holiday traditions

Lourdes Grotto

The sign, taken from my truck

Sides of the cake:
Right side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Left side of the cake

Top of the cake, appropriately covered with 'snow'!

Wikipedia link
Official website

442 S. Demazenod Drive, BELLEVILLE, IL, 62223
Cake artist: April Morrison

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