Feast of Our Lady of the Snows

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Feast of Our Lady of the Snows

Feast of Our Lady of the Snows

Every August 5 at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is back to celebrate Our ​​Lady of the Snows to remember the miracle that took place in the fourth century under the pontificate of Pope Liberius.A shower of white rose petals will fall upon the faithful during the celebration of the liturgy.Tradition says that a noble Roman patrician John and his wife , having children decided to offer their goods to the Blessed Virgin , to build a church to devote.Our Lady appeared to both the bride and groom the night between 4 and 5 August , designating a miracle the place where the church was to be built.The couple told the dream to Pope Liberius done by both , discovering that the pope had the same dream, Liberius went on there: the Esquiline Hill , found him, although he had in the middle of hot summer and covered with snow.The Pope traced the perimeter of the new church , following the surface of the snow-covered ground and built the temple at the expense of the noble couple who had made the promise to the Virgin Mary.The church was named after the pontiff : . [by google translate]
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