This is a modern and austere construction, with a conception of pure lines. Blessed Laura Vicuña is also worshipped here.
We visited Our Lady of the Snows Church, a building teeming with sunlight. Naturally, the most important areas and images in the chamber are better lit. Besides, the spaces for prayer and meditation are very sober and silent. Thus, praying turns out to be a very pleasant experience.
One of the most emblematic denizens of Junín de los Andes, Blessed Laura Vicuña, is worshipped at the venue. Laura was only 13 when she died and she was a student of Mary Help of Christians’ School.
The history of Blessed Laura Vicuña is very important for the local citizens. She is remembered and respected in various geographical locations. History goes that Laura arrived in Junín with her mother and sister, fleeing from Chile’s civil war. After having discovered that her mother had a lover, the little girl decided to honor her mother through her own death. She passed away after a terrible disease in 1904. At Our Lady of the Snows Church, we saw the rose bush in the backyard, where Blessed Laura Vicuña used to say her prayers.
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