Skip to comments.Holy Virgin appears in Colombian thunder storm
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.
There is a very nasty tone to this article which I don’t particularly care for.
Yeah, if you close one eye and squint real hard, it kinda looks like her ...
Mary’s a deity now?
Whats that 3 Mary appearances in Colombia? The palm tree, hospital and here.
I want a Pic!
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.
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. Its a true miracle.
Madonna in a Grill
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?
“”seemingly ubiquitous deity’s image””
As a former RCC, we’re starting to see some honest reporting here....
Please don’t give any ideas. Yet another spiritual accessory will be on the market.
...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.
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.
How do you know that is what a “REAL” Marian apparition looks like?
It looks like the pic on #8. That’s how I know.
When and where was that photo taken? And is the dove part of the apparition, too?
I see Santa Claus.......beard, hat with pompom. Guess it all depends on your perspective.
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 23 years beginning on April 2, 1968.
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:
Mat 2:13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him."
Mat 2:14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt
Mat 2:20 saying, "Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead."
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.
How do you know this is a “real” Marian apparition?
so is the dove part of the apparition? Or is it real?
That being said, it's rather difficult to say that it looks like Mary if you've never seen her.
Oh Harley. I’m sure you can find something better to do than hop around FR proving yourself to be a jackass.
I’m not the one saying that I’ve seen Mary.
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.
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.
ya know, THAT would be a miracle!
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.
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.
For your holiday reading pleasure.
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.
that order of thing can reportedly be well done by our own black ops/psy ops folks . . . welll, the globalist oligarchy’s such.
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.
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!
The article is written by Americans.
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)
I thought she's British.
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...
Its all that and more.
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.
GOD ALONE IS OUR REFUGE.
NOT ANY CHURCH.
NOT ANY GRADUATED PERSONAGE.
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