Friends of the Rosary:
Today, according to the Old Calendar, is the Memorial Day of Our Lady of the Snow, also known as St Mary Major, as a dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome.
This feast commemorates the miracle of the snowfall that occurred during the night of August 4 in the year 358 on the site where the basilica now stands.
According to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared in a dream to two faithful Roman Christians, the patrician John, and his wife, as well as to Pope Liberius, asking that a church be built in her honor on the site where snow would fall on the night of August 4 to 5.
The advocacy of Our Lady of Snow is very extended. It is associated with purity and virginity reflected in the white color of the Virgin Mary. In Spain, it’s the feast day of la Virgen Blanca or Santa Maria la Blanca.
To pray today’s Rosary I came to my parish in Madrid. Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, Our Lady of Snow, in Madrid, Spain. In this parish today is a solemn day.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York