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Virgin Mary appears to Caqueta soldiers
Colombia News ^

Posted on 10/15/2010 6:50:00 PM PDT by Gamecock

The military garrison in San Vicente del Caguan, in the southern department of Caqueta, has been blessed by a Marian apparition, according to soldiers in the area.

In an interview with Caracol TV, one soldier said, "The truth is that she was a marvelous surprise. I realized it was her, without a doubt, because no painter exists here that could make an image as marvelous as her."

The "divine manifestation" was seen in the window pane of a building housing a battalion of soldiers.

The vision has created a fervor among Catholics who have come to see the Virgin and hold religious ceremonies.

The commander of the battalion, Wilson Camargo, considered the appearance a positive sign, "This is a blessing of God and the Virgin, and a blessing of all the work my men do day after day, serving the community."

The colonel has ordered that the window never be touched.


TOPICS: Current Events; Other Christian
KEYWORDS: glass; mary; smudge

1 posted on 10/15/2010 6:50:02 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Alex Murphy; Dr. Eckleburg; HarleyD; Quix
Alex: For your Hall of Mary.
2 posted on 10/15/2010 6:51:24 PM PDT by Gamecock ( Christianity is not the movement from vice to virtue, but from virtue to Grace.)
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To: Gamecock

I find it curious Catholics never see such images of Christ, the Apostles, or other such people from the Bible.

If they don’t see images of dead Popes, does that mean they weren’t holy?


3 posted on 10/15/2010 6:57:19 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Gamecock
The "divine manifestation" was seen in the window pane of a building housing a battalion of soldier

Move along ....nothing to get excited about here.

4 posted on 10/15/2010 6:58:12 PM PDT by badpacifist (Life is short and hard... Bad decisions make life is shorter and harder)
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To: ConservativeMind

Good point.


5 posted on 10/15/2010 6:59:44 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ConservativeMind

Actually in the history of apparitions they do.....all of the things you mentioned.


6 posted on 10/15/2010 7:00:08 PM PDT by badpacifist (Life is short and hard... Bad decisions make life is shorter and harder)
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To: badpacifist; ConservativeMind

7 posted on 10/15/2010 7:01:52 PM PDT by Gamecock ( Christianity is not the movement from vice to virtue, but from virtue to Grace.)
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To: Gamecock

Look its only half browned


8 posted on 10/15/2010 7:03:34 PM PDT by badpacifist (Life is short and hard... Bad decisions make life is shorter and harder)
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To: badpacifist

The typical satanic useful idiots will post their venom on this thread. You can take a roll call and they will all be here. Guaranteed.


9 posted on 10/15/2010 7:04:48 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Gamecock

Divine - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

a : of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God or a god < divine love > b : being a deity < the divine Savior > c : directed to a deity < divine worship > ...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divine


10 posted on 10/15/2010 7:04:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: big'ol_freeper
The typical satanic useful idiots will post their venom on this thread. You can take a roll call and they will all be here. Guaranteed.

You shouldn't talk about FRoman Catholics like that!

11 posted on 10/15/2010 7:07:28 PM PDT by Gamecock ( Christianity is not the movement from vice to virtue, but from virtue to Grace.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Definition of ITALIC

1: an italic character or type
2: used on free republic to quote an above article not to make any personal observation

12 posted on 10/15/2010 7:09:46 PM PDT by badpacifist (Life is short and hard... Bad decisions make life is shorter and harder)
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To: ConservativeMind
I find it curious Catholics never see such images of Christ, the Apostles, or other such people from the Bible.

People are constantly finding images of Jesus and others in things like grilled cheeze sandwiches and pancakes and such. I'm not sure their religious affiliation, but they seem more interested in selling them...

Besides, who'd know Abraham or Moses from the zigzag guy, or the Apostle Paul, or any other such people if they saw them?

13 posted on 10/15/2010 7:09:55 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Gamecock

Why aren’t you watching Seinfeld?


14 posted on 10/15/2010 7:12:53 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

‘Cause I’m on Free Republic.


15 posted on 10/15/2010 7:21:44 PM PDT by Gamecock ( Christianity is not the movement from vice to virtue, but from virtue to Grace.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Francis of Assisi, Catherine of Sienna, Teresa of Avila, Maria Faustina Kowalska, Agnes of Montepulciano, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Therese of Lisieux, Margaret Mary Alacoque, Pius XII, Padre Pio, Mary Angelica, et al would disagree.


16 posted on 10/15/2010 7:29:27 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Gamecock
‘Cause I’m on Free Republic.

Truncated version of: "Cause I’m on Free Republic where I can flaunt my ignorance and anti-Catholic bigotry."

17 posted on 10/15/2010 7:34:33 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: ConservativeMind

There have been many apparitions of Jesus—I am talking about reliable incidents such as the visions of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and St. Teresa of Avila. Joan of Arc saw St. Margaret and the Archangel Michael, among others.

In the apparition at Knock, John the Baptist and several other individuals appeared, besides Mary.

I am not talking about “apparitions” caused by rust stains, water spots, etc.


18 posted on 10/15/2010 7:35:34 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: ConservativeMind

There have been many apparitions of Jesus—I am talking about reliable incidents such as the visions of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and St. Teresa of Avila. Joan of Arc saw St. Margaret and the Archangel Michael, among others.

In the apparition at Knock, John the Baptist and several other individuals appeared, besides Mary.

I am not talking about “apparitions” caused by rust stains, water spots, etc.


19 posted on 10/15/2010 7:35:47 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I really do appreciate the coven of Catholics.

Their vitriolic posts speak more about the evil nature of Catholicism than anything I can post!


20 posted on 10/15/2010 7:43:06 PM PDT by Gamecock ( Christianity is not the movement from vice to virtue, but from virtue to Grace.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; Gamecock

It’s more like Pro-Word vs. Anti-Word.

Some just love the victim status - a liberal trait.


21 posted on 10/15/2010 7:44:28 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ConservativeMind; Gamecock
If they don’t see images of dead Popes, does that mean they weren’t holy?

I would think that an image of a dead pope on fire might point in that direction.....
Is this Pope John Paul II waving from beyond the grave? Vatican TV director says yes

FESTIVAL OF APPARITIONS

22 posted on 10/15/2010 7:50:16 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Gamecock

ROTFLMAO!!

Now that’s funny!

You’re so lucky I didn’t spew my coffee at my monitor! :)


23 posted on 10/15/2010 8:23:23 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Arthur McGowan
There have been many apparitions of Jesus—I am talking about reliable incidents such as the visions of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and St. Teresa of Avila. Joan of Arc saw St. Margaret and the Archangel Michael, among others.

Please provide evidence that these apparitions are in fact Jesus, Mary, apostles, etc. INSTEAD of satanic deceptions. I know, I know ... you accept them by faith. I have heard the arguments before. At least you can be honest and say you accept them by faith; no matter where they lead you.

24 posted on 10/16/2010 7:22:20 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: Alex Murphy

oh for crying out loud! What extremes will they go to..this is beyond insanity. Makes you think that without the idols, images and apparations they would have zip zero faith.

“Blessed is he who believes without seeing”.


25 posted on 10/16/2010 7:29:02 AM PDT by caww
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To: Gamecock

Thanks for the Columbia story. I liked it very much and found it encouraging to my faith during hard times. What is tossed for mocking is turned into a gift.


26 posted on 10/16/2010 9:05:38 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RitaOK

Turn to the one who can truly save you, not a reported window smudge in a far away land.


27 posted on 10/16/2010 9:12:10 PM PDT by Gamecock ( Christianity is not the movement from vice to virtue, but from virtue to Grace.)
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To: Gamecock
The military garrison in San Vicente del Caguan, in the southern department of Caqueta, has been blessed by a Marian apparition

Just to be clear, a stain on a window pane is not a "Marian apparition". If it bleeds, or cries, or talks to somebody, the Church might initiate an investigation. Until then, it's a stain on a window pane. I prefer to treat them with Windex, followed by a vinegar water chaser to get a nice shine.

However, this piece of toast with Obama's picture on it -- that is Obama, isn't it? -- that thing is a demonic manifestation. Get rid of it immediately.

28 posted on 10/17/2010 12:29:50 PM PDT by Campion
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To: dartuser

As a matter of fact, private revelations are NOT accepted on Faith—i.e., they are NOT part of the public revelation which the Church safeguards, and they are NOT the object of divine Faith. They stand or fall on the credibility of the witnesses, the theological soundness of what is “revealed,” and any accompanying verifiable miracles.

Saint Teresa of Avila was in the loo once, praying. “Jesus” appeared, and chided her for praying in the loo. She realized immediately that the real Jesus wouldn’t mock her for praying, so she said: “What goes up is for Him; what goes down is for you!” and “Jesus” disappeared. This was a case of a bad spirit making a theological blunder.


29 posted on 10/22/2010 11:33:03 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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