Last evening I visited the famous National Shrine of Our Lady of Snows just across the river in Bellville, Illinois and the famous “Way of Lights.”
The Way of Lights started as a way to keep the grounds maintenance staff busy (and employed) during their slow time in the late fall. It consists of Christmas-themed light displays along a mile and a half drive with some 1.7 million lights. There were large crowds – some in buses and vans.
Check it out here: http://www.wayoflights.org/information.asp
I went with Fr. John H. from Iowa, who also lives here at the La Salette’s residence with me. We had dinner at the shrine’s impressive restaurant (Salad with low fat dressing, (6 oz. cooked) strip steak, green beans, red wine).
At the gift shop, I purchased a beautiful three-paneled icon of the Nativity of the Lord so I’ll have some small seasonal decoration in my room.
|Icon of the Nativity & USB LED Christmas Tree|
Had a wonderful evening!