Maria zum Schnee
The interior of the mountain chapel of Our Lady of Snow in Rigi Klösterli, Switzerland. The chapel was built in the 17th century.
Above the high altar there is a copy of the icon of Mary known as Salus Populi Romani. The original is venerated in the archbasilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.
A vintage postcard of pilgrims praying before the Chapel of Grace inside the basilica of Mariazell, Austria.
The silver gates of the chapel were a gift to the shrine from Emperor Leopold I (1658-1705). The miraculous statue of Mary is placed on a silver baroque altar inside the chapel.
A vintage postcard of the high altar of the basilica of Nuestra Señora de San Juan de los Lagos in Jalisco, Mexico.
The city of San Juan de los Lagos has been a place of pilgrimage since the 17th century, centered around a small statue of Mary.
Legend has it that at that time a six years old trapeze artist had a fatal fall when performing one of her acts. When she was brought to the chapel for burial a woman asked her parents if she could place the small statue of Mary on the corpse. As soon as the statue touched the girl’s body she moved and sat up, miraculously brought back to life.
The pilgrimage church of Foy-Notre-Dame near Dinant, Belgium.
The site has been a place of pilgrimage since the early 17th century, when a small Madonna of Dutch origin was discovered there in a tree. Soon miracles began to occur. The Jesuits sent copies of the statue to many places all over the world.