St. Mary Major in Rome
In the middle of the fourth century A. D. a wealthy Christian couple had a dream in which the Blessed Virgin appeared and told them to build a church in her honor. They would know the location because it would be covered in snow. That same night, August 5, snow fell on a nearby mountaintop. This church, now the Basilica of St. Mary, is the original site of Our Lady of the Snows.
An Our Lady of the Snows Candle will be lit for your intentions at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, Italy.
Having a Votive Candle lit is a beautiful form of prayer. The light from the candle is a powerful symbol of Christ, the Light of the World. You may have a Votive Candle lit for yourself, a loved one or a special intention.
Each day, the Missionary Oblates remember in prayer the people and intentions symbolized by the candles.
For your donation of $50 or more you may have a Votive Candle lit for your intentions at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome – the site of the apparition of Our Lady of the Snows.
Suggested Donation: $50
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