I told you in my last post I had stopped at another site on my “road trip.” What I found interesting is that only 2 hours from the “Garden of One Thousand Buddhas,” I found another shrine. This was of the Virgin Mary called, “Our Lady of the Rockies.” If it weren’t for www.roadtrippers.com, I would not have known about these sites.
This is a wonderful story of a man who prayed to the Virgin Mary that if his wife survived her cancer, he would build a statue of the Virgin Mary and place it in his backyard. Well, his wife survived! In talking with his friends and people around town, his small statute became a BIG one 90 ft high. With the help of many volunteers and donations, they found a spot for the statue up in the mountain.
While I was there, I wanted to go up to the statue, but they said they did not have tours until the summer months. At night, the statue is lit up, so that you can see and feel her presence watching over Butte, Montana.
I slept very well that night under the protection of “Our Lady of the Rockies!”