Our Lady of the SnowProduct Code: ST1266
Uniquely detailed statue of Our Lady of the Snows. Hand crafted and painted and as a result fine details may vary. 7" tall with a 2" base. Imported from Columbia and made of plaster.
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.