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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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To: small voice in the wilderness

Our Lady of Zeitoun, Also known simply as El-Zeitoun, Zeitun or rarely Our Lady of Light, was a mass Marian apparition that occurred in the Zeitoun district of Cairo, Egypt, over a period of 2–3 years beginning on April 2, 1968.


21 posted on 07/02/2010 4:37:44 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: bibletruth; Alex Murphy
Paul is ONLY talking about Christ after the flesh as a fully grown man... not a baby.

More importantly, while our Lord was a child the scriptures always refers to him first, never as "mother and child". Please consider the following passages:


22 posted on 07/02/2010 4:42:53 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: bonfire
Santa?

Santa again?


23 posted on 07/02/2010 4:43:56 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: bibletruth

It’s a Godly Kodak moment. It is a supernatural image moment. Remember St John’s Apocalypes or Book of Revelation. John was in the Spirit. Meaning pure spirit not in the physical. He saw the past, present and future. Like One. It reads about the dragon after the woman(Israel ,The Church and Mary) in history. Also the famous rebellion( third of the angels) like it was happening new in front of St John. But John was born after that time. See you can’t put God in a Box. If you do just look up at the clear sky at night with all the stars and wonder how awesome this God truly is. You will soon realize you can’t put him in a Box.


24 posted on 07/02/2010 4:44:16 PM PDT by johngrace (God so loved the world so he gave his only son! Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!)
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To: Artemis Webb; Alex Murphy

How do you know this is a “real” Marian apparition?


25 posted on 07/02/2010 4:46:17 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Artemis Webb

so is the dove part of the apparition? Or is it real?


26 posted on 07/02/2010 4:49:29 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Defending the Indefensible. The Pride of a Pawn.)
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To: Artemis Webb
Sorry for the double post. I'm having internet problems.

That being said, it's rather difficult to say that it looks like Mary if you've never seen her.

27 posted on 07/02/2010 4:49:39 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: HarleyD

Oh Harley. I’m sure you can find something better to do than hop around FR proving yourself to be a jackass.


28 posted on 07/02/2010 4:50:51 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: HarleyD
I didn't realize it was an unintentional double post. I withdraw the insult and beg your forgiveness.
29 posted on 07/02/2010 4:52:08 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Artemis Webb

I’m not the one saying that I’ve seen Mary.


30 posted on 07/02/2010 4:52:19 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Artemis Webb

What, is that supposed to be a real photograph of an apparition? It looks like an image of a plastic statue, superimposed on the photograph.


31 posted on 07/02/2010 4:54:36 PM PDT by giotto
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To: small voice in the wilderness

I’m honestly not sure. I have always assumed that the dove was part of the apparition but now that you ask I guess it’s quite possible it was a regular old dove with good timing.


32 posted on 07/02/2010 4:54:49 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Artemis Webb

ya know, THAT would be a miracle!


33 posted on 07/02/2010 4:55:41 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Defending the Indefensible. The Pride of a Pawn.)
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To: katana

Supposedly Mary appeared right before the advent of Communism to those three village children. I wonder, with everything that’s been happening, if a Chastisement is on its way.


34 posted on 07/02/2010 4:57:28 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: small voice in the wilderness
That one was 1968 to 1971.

EGYPT'S 1960S REMARKABLE VIRGIN MARY SIGHTINGS

By Amargi Hillier

(Cairo) While all in America were watching the Chicago riots at the Democratic Convention, or viewing live war zone broadcasts from Vietnam or were being mesmerized by the Watergate hearings on television, the Mother of Jesus was appearing for tens of thousands to see in the land of the pyramids at a Coptic church constructed to commemorate the area in Egypt where she had come with Joseph and Jesus when they all fled from Herod.

Starting in April, 1968, her apparitions of light changed the lives of thousands. Her appearances at Zeitun were astounding. She was seen by more than a million people.

The apparitions were broadcast by Egyptian TV, photographed by hundreds of professional photographers and personally witnessed by Egyptian President Abdul Nasser. The apparitions lasted for three years with numerous unaccountable healings recorded by various medical professionals. The local police, who initially thought the apparitions were an elaborate hoax, searched a 15-mile radius surrounding the site to uncover any type of device that could be used to project such images. They were completely unsuccessful.

35 posted on 07/02/2010 5:19:02 PM PDT by johngrace (God so loved the world so he gave his only son! Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!)
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To: Alex Murphy; TSgt; RnMomof7; HarleyD; wmfights; Forest Keeper; the_conscience; Dutchboy88; ...

For your holiday reading pleasure.


36 posted on 07/02/2010 5:55:45 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Niuhuru

ACTUALLY,

A COUPLE OF EXCELLENT PORTUGESE RESEARCHERS WITH ACCESS TO THE CHURCH’S ARCHIVES IN PORTUGAL

have documented very convincingly that Fatima

was a fairly standard UFO INCIDENT with a few embelished features.


37 posted on 07/02/2010 6:00:51 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

sigh.


38 posted on 07/02/2010 6:01:11 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Artemis Webb

Actually,

that order of thing can reportedly be well done by our own black ops/psy ops folks . . . welll, the globalist oligarchy’s such.


39 posted on 07/02/2010 6:02:40 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Quix

Who knows. But each time that Mary appears, serious tragedies happen. She appeared before two Rwandans before the massacre and the two she appeared to died in the killings. If this means that something massive is near, I hope that we FReepers manage to get through.


40 posted on 07/02/2010 6:03:12 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Alex Murphy
On a slow news day it makes good “filler”. The next thunderstorm everyone can stand on top of their houses hoping to see something. Hoisting something metallic into the air will probably help too.
41 posted on 07/02/2010 7:00:34 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: bgill; omega4179
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?

Good catch!

The palm tree water stains apparition...

...looks like Gertrude. (Evidently the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Virgin of Carmen, holding baby Jesus in her arms, are in there, too...a hat trick!)


The candle-drippings one...

...looks like Betty Sue. (I can't believe how many times she's appeared to me and I've just tossed her out! Sorry, Betty Sue...I didn't know it was you!)


And then there's the hospital floor-stain one...

Yes, it's that dang Carlos! Grrr...messing up the floor!


(Seriously, though, Marian apparitions aren't always in robes, and skin color and other things have differed.)



Note...my apparently flippant response is not anti-Catholic in any way. It's Pro-understanding-why-pareidolia-is-so-prevalent...and natural.

Some fun TED talks...
Michael Shermer on strange beliefs
Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception

"There is an universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object, those qualities, with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious. We find human faces in the moon, armies in the clouds; and by a natural propensity, if not corrected by experience and reflection, ascribe malice or good-will to every thing, that hurts or pleases us. Hence the frequency and beauty of the prosopopoeia in poetry; where trees, mountains and streams are personified, and the inanimate parts of nature acquire sentiment and passion."
                                 --David Hume, Natural History of Religion, III



Just remember...Ted Kennedy is on Mars!

42 posted on 07/02/2010 7:01:13 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: agere_contra

The article is written by Americans.


43 posted on 07/02/2010 7:02:53 PM PDT by dangus
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To: giotto
What, is that supposed to be a real photograph of an apparition? It looks like an image of a plastic statue, superimposed on the photograph.

And I suppose you think these paper cutouts aren't real fairies and that many, many people, including Arthur Conan-Doyle--were just seeing what they wanted to see and believing what they wanted to believe... ("Elsie and Frances" Hoax)




44 posted on 07/02/2010 7:09:46 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: dangus; agere_contra
The article is written by Americans.

I thought she's British.

45 posted on 07/02/2010 7:21:57 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: johngrace
It reads about the dragon after the woman(Israel ,The Church and Mary) in history.

One of the most misread scriptures by the Catholic church.. and it is disturbing because the whole purpose is to give a title and a position that God has never given her. ."Queen of Heaven"

This scripture is metaphor . The woman is Israel birthing Christ...

46 posted on 07/02/2010 7:38:28 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

Its all that and more.


47 posted on 07/02/2010 8:07:54 PM PDT by johngrace (God so loved the world so he gave his only son! Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!)
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To: Gondring

Interesting link. As to how Doyle could have created the brilliant Holmes, when his mentality was obviously closer to that of Watson, I can suggest one possibility: In order to depict Holmes, he channeled the spirit of a far superior intellect.


48 posted on 07/02/2010 8:09:45 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Alex Murphy

49 posted on 07/02/2010 8:22:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Niuhuru

INDEED.

HOWEVER,

GOD ALONE IS OUR REFUGE.

NOT GOVERNMENT.

NOT ANY CHURCH.

NOT ANY GRADUATED PERSONAGE.

GOD ALONE.


50 posted on 07/02/2010 9:55:24 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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