Friday, August 5, 2022

Our Lady of the Snows

We celebrate today this very ancient feast in honor of Mary’s divine maternity. And we recall a great basilica in Rome built in her honor dating to the 4th century - Santa Maria Maggiore.

Legend says that very late on the evening of August 5 a miraculous snowfall marked the exact spot where the basilica was to be built. Summer snow in Our Lady's honor? Why not?

What miracles are occurring even now in our midst, wonders of His grace and presence that we so often miss?