With complete understanding that we take are party with us, create our own heaven on earth and peace comes from within sometimes it is nice to find a quiet place to get away from the maddening crowd. November 21, 2010 the First weekend of Advent was such a time as this. Instead of attending liturgy at my home parish I decided to drive my husband 45 minutes away to Lewiston, NY.
|This was the evening of the http://madmikesamerica.com/2010/11/full-beaver-moon-and-a-blue-moon-on-sunday/|
Tucked away on Swann Rd. in the middle of Western New York farmlands is the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. http://www.fatimashrine.com/
|Creche - behind the alter is a depiction of the birth of Jesus as described in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativity_scene|
|there are various chapels for quiet prayer|
The Peace Mural, created by Professor Josef Slawinski and installed at the National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima in Lewiston, was moved Wed., July 15 about 50 feet back from its original home behind the altar of sacrifice in the basilica.