Our Lady of the Snows, Mosaics

I’ve looked at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows over in Belleville twice over the years, first in 2014, when I looked at the Mary Chapel, and then again in 2015, when I looked at the Christ the King Chapel. I also wrote a short article about it for St. Louis Magazine. But…

Christ the King Chapel, Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Update: See more of the mosaics in this post fromFebruary of 2021. The Christ the King Chapel sits one floor below the Mary Chapel, and since the shrine is built into a natural amphitheater, opens onto a back parking lot. The decorative scheme seems to show the Stations of the Cross. I am not certain,…

Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Revisited

Update: See more of the mosaics in this post fromFebruary of 2021. I was in the neighborhood, so I stopped by the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, without snow like the last time I was there. It’s a great building, and is always deserted when I visit.

Mary Chapel, Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Update: See more of the mosaics in this post fromFebruary of 2021. The Mary Chapel at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is easily one of the most unique interiors I have entered. It really is the back stage of the exterior facing shrine, and the architect made use with what he was…

Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, in the Snow

Update: See more of the mosaics in this post from February of 2021. What better time to go out to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville? It is dedicated to a snowstorm that hit the Esquiline Hill in Rome centuries ago during the spring. Apparently the giant concrete spire above the…