Skip to comments.Our Lady of the Underpass? (Virgin Mary Image Near Chicago Highway)
Posted on 04/18/2005 8:49:45 PM PDT by RWR8189
Curiosity seekers joined the faithful today to view what some said was an image of the Virgin Mary at an underpass of the Kennedy Expressway on Chicago's Northwest Side, CLTV reported.
About 20 people were among the first to perceive the image shortly before midnight on a concrete wall of the Fullerton Avenue viaduct in the city's Bucktown neighborhood, officials said.
By this morning, television news crews were on the scene and media reports were spreading the word of the alleged apparition.
People milled about, taking photos and shooting video of what some were calling "Our Lady of the Underpass," WGN-Ch. 9 reported. Some prayed and set lighted candles and flowers at the base of the image.
Officers of the Chicago Police Department and troopers of the Illinois State Police were nearby in case they were needed to direct traffic.
"It's a miracle. It's an image. You can't describe it. It's the first time I've seen something like this," said one witness, Jose Recinos.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
I used to live in this area. At "Our Lady of the Angels" Parish too (don't ask).
Hmm...Gotta say it's WAY better than most of these "images."
Can somebody who is a Catholic help this poor heathen to understand what images of Mary are supposed to represent? I mean, does this have a specific prophetic message or is it just a general thing that keeps the base energized? I mean this sincerely and am not trying to rip anyone's religious beliefs - I have enough hate mail from the old women who are angry about the proposed cat killing regulations in WI.
"Can somebody who is a Catholic help this poor heathen to understand what images of Mary are supposed to represent?"
If she doesn't see her shadow Notre Dame will have a losing season...and since shes in an underpass, well...
She has an incredible sense of humor.
Virgin Mary? Kennedy Expressway? Why does this strike me as funny?
As Christ came through Mary, man comes to God through Christ.
There is much symbolism and allegory to consider.
Read up on the Doctrine of Immaculate Conception (Mary's -Mother-) I realizr this isn't an answer to your question, but you can't really just ask someone to explain something such broad topics in a thread, you have to crack a few books ;>
Perhaps others could suggest some recommended reading.
I would suggest the New Testament ;>
I hope that is true - I'll need a heap of excuses and humor might help.
LMAO. When was the last time she saw her shadow, then??
It's about claiming territory as "ours" through divine manifestation. Take note of who finds these images.
They'll have a hard time selling this one on E Bay.
I find it interesting that one of these images appeared on an office building in Clearwater, FL, ten miles from Terri Schiavo's hospice. Now there's one in Chicago where a man is starving to death his thirty something year old wife who had a stroke. Do you think it could be a wake up call?
I get your drift and I suppose it's possible. Beats gang graffiti.
I have no idea.
I must be missing something. Where is her face?
I think a lightning bolt from heaven striking down Michael Schiavo or his lawyer during a live press conference would be a much better wake up call.
I don't see it either.
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