|Inside the Church|
|Main Shrine Amphitheatre|
|Millennium Spire and Candelarium|
|Christ the King Chapel|
|Annunciation Garden/Mother's Prayer Walk|
|Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto|
|Our Lady of Guadalupe|
There is also a beautiful walk with life-size Stations of the Cross.
What cannot be captured fully with the lens are the many messages and prayers and needs left by pilgrims at the base of the statues or by means of a lighted candle and a hanging rosary or medal. Pilgrims who come to ask for healing for themselves or others. Pilgrims who come searching for comfort. Pilgrims who seek peace. Pilgrims who need rest. We found a place for ourselves in the Chapel beneath the Outdoor Altar and Main Shrine I refer to as the Heart of the Shrine. Christ in the Tabernacle waits for those who come in need and in thanksgiving. He waits for those who have come to visit. There is perfect silence and as we kneel we can feel the strength He has to give, the peace He has to offer, the love and the gift of grace He sends. In this place, this Heart of the Shrine, there is warmth and welcome.
There are many touching places at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. There are as many places as there are needs and each seems to touch different Pilgrims in different ways. The plaques marked with the family names are a testament to what others have considered special. The visit makes a difference. The stop is noted and the prayers are heard. We are fortunate to have a deep faith with many devotions that touch different people in different ways for each of our needs. We have come and we have been blessed. Again. Straight to the Heart.