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Holy Virgin appears in Colombian thunder storm
Columbia Reports ^ | July 1, 2010 | Pandora Pugsley

Posted on 07/02/2010 3:20:01 PM PDT by Alex Murphy

The Holy Virgin risked over-exposure this week after Our Lady of Mount Carmel popped out yet again to the delight of Colombian villagers. The seemingly ubiquitous deity's image was spotted on a wall at a cross-roads by a young boy in Cumural, central Colombia.

"It's true!" said one over-excited neighbour, who personally saw a picture of the Virgin, sporting a crown, robe and scapular and cradling baby Jesus in her arms.

Among theories circulating as to how Our Lady got there, the favourite appeared to be that she was "beamed from the heavens" following a thunder storm.

It wasn't long before the story, which broke on Tuesday, had gone completely viral, attracting even the most hardened cynics from around the department, reports Notillano.com.

Her Holiness does not seem to be publicity-shy. She's made a number of impromptu appearances this year, even turning up in three different guises on one palm tree in Sucre.

Some have been unkind enough to comment that the Virgin is becoming increasingly lax when it comes to finding imaginative hiding places.

Previous efforts have seen her spectacularly materialise out of burning candles, guanabana trees, coffee cups and even a stain on hospital floor in Bogota. Fortunately, this rather more pedestrian incarnation does not seem to have affected her status as a crowd-pleaser.


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The Holy Virgin risked over-exposure this week after Our Lady of Mount Carmel popped out yet again to the delight of Colombian villagers. The seemingly ubiquitous deity's image was spotted on a wall at a cross-roads by a young boy in Cumural, central Colombia. "It's true!" said one over-excited neighbour, who personally saw a picture of the Virgin, sporting a crown, robe and scapular and cradling baby Jesus in her arms. Among theories circulating as to how Our Lady got there, the favourite appeared to be that she was "beamed from the heavens" following a thunder storm.
1 posted on 07/02/2010 3:20:04 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy
If one believes in this sort of thing, multiple apparitions of Mary are not a positive sign of things to come in the immediate future.

Just sayin'.

2 posted on 07/02/2010 3:22:51 PM PDT by katana (For what is an Irishman ? But a .......)
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To: Alex Murphy

There is a very nasty tone to this article which I don’t particularly care for.


3 posted on 07/02/2010 3:23:29 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Alex Murphy

Yeah, if you close one eye and squint real hard, it kinda looks like her ...

4 posted on 07/02/2010 3:24:20 PM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: Alex Murphy

Mary’s a deity now?

Retarded article.


5 posted on 07/02/2010 3:25:51 PM PDT by agere_contra (Obama did more damage to the Gulf economy in one day than Pemex/Ixtoc did in nine months)
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To: katana

Whats that 3 Mary appearances in Colombia? The palm tree, hospital and here.


6 posted on 07/02/2010 3:26:32 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: Alex Murphy

I want a Pic!


7 posted on 07/02/2010 3:27:43 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: agere_contra
For those who might wonder what a real Marian apparition looks like:


8 posted on 07/02/2010 3:28:46 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Artemis Webb

Very astute AW.

The pompous Pandora Pugsley writes much like a boorish British non-believer. (her spelling is a dead giveaway).

Don’t lose any sleep over it.


9 posted on 07/02/2010 3:30:31 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
I want a Pic!

Would you settle for this one?


FROM LEFT: Lucha Libre wrestlers Renegado and Mr. Tempest look at an image of the Virgin Mary said to have appeared on a griddle at Las Palmas restaurant in Calexico. “I follow Our Lady of Guadalupe," Mr. Tempest said after the viewing. “This is amazing. It’s a true miracle.”
Madonna in a Grill

10 posted on 07/02/2010 3:33:41 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (We never say "Who's going to get this?" We say "The right people will get this.")
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To: Alex Murphy

Why is it that every apparition of someone in a robe always Mary? Who’s to say it isn’t Gertrude or Betty Sue or Carlos the Cross Dresser?


11 posted on 07/02/2010 3:44:56 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: Alex Murphy

“”seemingly ubiquitous deity’s image””

As a former RCC, we’re starting to see some honest reporting here....


12 posted on 07/02/2010 3:53:19 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: bgill

Please don’t give any ideas. Yet another spiritual accessory will be on the market.


13 posted on 07/02/2010 3:55:19 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Defending the Indefensible. The Pride of a Pawn.)
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To: Alex Murphy
Photos?
14 posted on 07/02/2010 4:03:32 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Alex Murphy
Virgin [Mary], sporting a crown, robe and scapular and cradling baby Jesus in her arms

...whenever I hear of this Mary...she is always cradling baby Jesus... Our Paul minister received from the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) the words that said: 2 Corinthians 5:16 "Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him NO MORE [after the flesh].

Paul is ONLY talking about Christ after the flesh as a fully grown man... not a baby.

Christ, as a baby, ended in Luke 2:7,12,17...Christ was not on the CROSS as a baby... but as the full grown Son of God.

Read the Bible, the Word of God in 2 Corinthians 5:16.

Tell me where else the Word of God says that Jesus remained a baby...

Tell me why Christ is called Son of God, and not ever Baby of God...

Tell me what advantage to believers today have by remembering Christ Jesus as a baby and not a fully mature Son of God.

15 posted on 07/02/2010 4:04:56 PM PDT by bibletruth
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To: bibletruth

That’s exactly what I’ve been wondering for years. Why is Christ always seen as a baby, in Mary’s arms? Why isn’t He “seen” sitting on the right hand of God, which is where He is. Not only that, but we know that He has a resurrected body, with the wound in His side.


16 posted on 07/02/2010 4:11:44 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Defending the Indefensible. The Pride of a Pawn.)
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To: Artemis Webb

How do you know that is what a “REAL” Marian apparition looks like?


17 posted on 07/02/2010 4:26:36 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: HarleyD

It looks like the pic on #8. That’s how I know.


18 posted on 07/02/2010 4:29:11 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Artemis Webb

When and where was that photo taken? And is the dove part of the apparition, too?


19 posted on 07/02/2010 4:31:40 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Defending the Indefensible. The Pride of a Pawn.)
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To: Artemis Webb

I see Santa Claus.......beard, hat with pompom. Guess it all depends on your perspective.


20 posted on 07/02/2010 4:36:37 PM PDT by bonfire (ou)
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