The Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snow
By a miraculous fall of snow the Mother of God indicated to a wealthy patrician named John that she wished this church to be built.
Hail, holy Mother, who didst bring forth the King, Who rules heaven and earth forever. — Introit
The Imitation of Christ
Let Thy name be praised, not mine; let Thy work be magnified, not mine; let Thy holy name be blessed, but let nothing be attributed to me of the praises of men.
The holy manger of Bethlehem is in the Church of Our Lady of the Snow. It resembles an ordinary manger, is kept in a case of silver, and in it lies an image of a child, also of silver. On Christmas Day the holy manger is taken out of the case and exposed.
Our Lord let it snow in the summertime to please His Blessed Mother. He hasn’t the heart to refuse His Mother anything. Ask our Lady today for some favor, rather a spiritual than a temporal one.
Behold thy Mother.