Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wednesday 6/17/09 - "THE SHRINE IN PICTURES"

The Millennium Spire

Our Lady of Guadalupe Hill

The natural beauty of the surroundings

The main shrine/amphitheater

On the stage of the amphitheater


These are some of the sights I saw in the two days we spent at the Our Lady of the Snows Shrine.

It rained like crazy the second morning and early afternoon, but I just waited till it ended about 2 p.m. While waiting, I did some shopping for a few needed items and went to a great AA meeting. Then with the rain over, I went out to do some more touring of the grounds. I went for a nature walk on a trail I had seen the times we had visited before, but had never had the chance to walk. It was wet. I was totally alone. It was wonderful.

I had almost the entire place to myself. There were very few people in any of the shrine areas I visited that Monday. I can't describe how it felt to be in such total solitude in the center of all that beauty, peace, and tranquility. Priceless. No words can describe it. ...What a lucky, lucky lady I am, a lucky lady indeed.... (That line is a modification of one that comes from a children's book that was one of my favorites when I was very little. I would have my mother read it over and over till I was able to read it over and over myself - "Mrs. Ticklefeather" was the name.)

Well, I'm tickled pink that the blogger picture function is up and running today. I have more for another time. I'll try to be discriminating in choosing.

Love you all,

Prayer Girl


Cindy said...


Steve E. said...

Please do not be criminating...but DIScriminating is OK I guess.

So THAT'S where you went for four hours!

Peace to you also.

Tall Karen said...

They are stunning pictures! Thank you for sharing the visual pics and the great descriptions. TK

Lou said...

Thanks for the pics..how serene. After all the visiting, it had to be nice to have some quiet time.

Shadow said...

wow, look at those pics! beautiful!!!!!

Cat said...

Great photos - I remember that wonderful feeling of being blessed to be almost all alone in a spiritually filled spot - I was at summer church camp - 16 years old in the out door chapel of St Thekla's in Bolivar Pennsylvania... What an incredible experience as if God was holding my hand.

clean and crazy said...

thanks for sharing such a beautiful moment in time, one you could have easily kept for yourself and no one else. glad you guys are enjoying your trip

Mike Golch said...

Great photos.

Carol said...

I think that it is great that you have fit in so many meetings on your trip. The pics are cool.

Syd said...

It is really nice. Looks like a great meditation spot. Have a great and safe trip as you travel back towards home.