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Encyclopedia > National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is a Roman Catholic shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Belleville, Illinois. This shrine is located about nine highway miles southeast of downtown Saint Louis, Missouri. Catholic Church redirects here. ... Eastern Orthodox shrine Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom. ... Blessed Virgin Mary A traditional Catholic picture sometimes displayed in homes. ... Belleville is a city located in St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Official website: http://stlouis. ... Official language(s) none, English most common Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 240 mi; 385 km 300 mi; 480 km 1. ...

It is one of the largest outdoor shrines in North America. The shrine includes a restaurant, hotel, apartment complex, and a large gift shop. During Advent and Christmas, the shrine hosts the "Way of Lights", a large outdoor light display. You might also be looking for the 2005 video game Advent Rising. ... Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a traditional holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus with both religious and secular aspects, commonly observed on 25 December. ...

The shrine name refers to the basilica of Saint Mary Major on the Esquiline Hill in Rome, where legend says that snow fell in the summertime. The shrine is operated by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, which is one of the Catholic Church's largest religious orders with 4,500 priests and brothers, operating in 71 countries, who primarily serve the poor. St. ... Saint Mary Major, in Italian, Santa Maria Maggiore, is one of the five great ancient basilicas of Rome, Italy. ... The Esquiline Hill is one of the famous seven hills of Rome. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Area  - City Proper  1285 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,553,873 almost 4,300,000 1. ... Seal of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. ...

External links

  • National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
  • Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate



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