I decided after last week’s snow storm it was the perfect time to go back and visit the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, which I featured most recently back almost exactly a year ago. And just like last year, just as I left the house early in the morning, a light snow began to fall ever so gently.
This time I chose to focus on the Christ the King Chapel, as it was open this year, so I took some pictures of the mosaics behind the altar. I looked at the chapel years ago. First up is the Agony in the Garden above.
After that is the Flagellation, from the Latin word for whip. The figure of the Roman soldier on the left is based off a famous painting by Annibale Carracci.
The central mosaic depicted the Ecce Homo, or as written here in English, “Behold the Man,”
If you look at the mosaic straight-on, the ciborium blocks the view of the full figure, so I took two pictures to show both perspectives.
Following that is Christ carrying his cross to Golgotha, and then finally is the Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary, John the Evangelist and Mary Magdalen.