Our Lady of the Snows Medal - Patroness of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Our Lady of Snows devotional medal that is marked "Pray For Us" on the backside.
Devotion to Mary under the title of Our Lady of the Snows is one of the oldest devotions to Mary. It has direct ties to the legend about a marvelous snowfall in Rome in 352 A.D. Mary had indicated in a dream to a wealthy, childless Roman couple that she wanted a church built in her honor and the site for this church would be covered with snow. On a hot, sultry morning on August 5, Esquiline Hill was covered with snow. All Rome proclaimed the summer snows a miracle, and a church to honor Mary was built on the hill in 358 A.D. Restored and refurbished many times, this church, now the magnificent Basilica of St. Mary Major, still stands today as the seat of devotion to Our Lady of the Snows in the Catholic Church. The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows however is not located in Rome, it is located in Belleville, Illinois, nine miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The Shrine's director is the Reverend Father David Uribe, OMI. The shrine is in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville, but it is operated by the United States Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Our Lady of the Snows is honored here, not so much because of the legend, but because of her special role in the Church that is by its very nature, missionary. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (the congregation of priests and brothers who operate this Shrine) following the inspiration of their founder, St. Eugene de Mazenod, have always called on Mary as their principal patroness, one who looks upon their missionary efforts with a mother’s love.
Quantity: sold in increments of one medal
Size: 1" long x 5/8" wide (25.4mm x 15.87mm)
Material: silver-plated metal alloy.
Important Note: All of our products are lead and cadmium free, and nickel safe. As they contain small parts, all items are for adult jewelry/craft making use only, not intended for children under the age of 15.
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