Skip to comments.Statue of the Virgin Mary is Left Miraculously Intact After Fire
Posted on 08/24/2015 3:38:40 PM PDT by NYer
The events took place at the El Goloso military base, located near the Spanish capital, seat of the nation's armored infantry brigade "Guadarrama." According to several Spanish news sites, including Infovaticana and Religión en Libertad, a fire broke out that was impossible to control, burning most of the surrounding vegetation.
Once the flames were extinguished, to the soldiers surprise, in the middle of the charred area, stood a statue of Our Lady of Lourdestotally undamaged! What's more, the soldiers were shocked to see that the grass near the statue had not been touched by the flames and that it was even still surrounded by vases filled with flowers, also intact, as if the flames had respected the space around the statue.
The fire took place on July 30, in the middle of the heat wave which had descended upon Spain. The soldiers could not explain why the statue had suffered no damage nor why the flowers had not even been blackened or withered by the heat. The story quickly spread though social networks, some suspecting a fraud, but further investigations have dispelled all possible doubts. In the photographs, one can easily see that the ground is completely burnt, except near the statue.
Indeed, for the most part, the soldiers on the base did not know that there was a statue of the Virgin in their garden. However, some of them who had a special devotion to Mother Mary had recommended themselves to this representation of Our Lady of Lourdes. And, the statue had already participated in official ceremonies at the military base.
The local authorities investigation seems sufficient to clarify the natural aspects of the event. There are realities that human knowledge cannot understand but that faith explains. And human science and faith, working together, offer some explanation.
Still, this story reveals Our Ladys special protection of this statue, however simple and unpretentious. And everyone can learn a lesson from this. Unexpected events may occur that set fire to a world full of threats and evils. In the near future, in the midst of disasters that we cannot even imagine, Our Ladyespecially Our Lady of Lourdeswill go through them, fearless and untouched, with the symbols of the devotion of the faithful. And those who believe, even if they are a minority discredited by the atheist or unbelieving majority, will be recognized amid the tragedy as Heavens beloved children.
But all the Crucifixes depicting Christ were burned to ashes?
pretty sure that your crosses are NOT crucifixes....right???
Satan works wonders (sorry, I just had to say it). He can appear as an angel of light you know.
Thanks for posting. I hadn’t heard about this before. That’s a remarkable picture!
Snopes debunks this, saying the statue is made of lead or something < /S >
And the Catholic bashers arrive just in time.
“But all the Crucifixes depicting Christ were burned to ashes?”
It appears this was a garden. No indication of a crucifix present in this garden.
The idea of a mediator between man and Christ kind of makes one want to go... ouch.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, who bore Jesus. This is just a statue and cheap flowers, but it appears God appreciated the kindness shown His selfless mother, idolotry fidolotry, it’s no different than a Jesus Praying painting.
But do you have a problem with examining the Word of God?
In fact, Jim has said that Catholic bashing has no place at FR.
But are you so afraid of your faith that you can't put it under a white hot light.
Perhaps you should consider the Muslim faith as a fallback position
They believe as you do.
Do you ask friends and/or family to pray for you?
The fuss being made over it by people. Even an object with hallowed connotations can be taken in a wrong way, the bible has examples of that.
Glad to know that you can see into my heart and understand that I’m no different than a Muslim.
If they want to do that I certainly do not refuse.
But even more I treasure Jesus to whom I can pray personally and I experience the result of an ever greater love. Jesus gets sold way short by some people and it grieves the Lord.
Where did this mediatrix crap come from.
I'll suggest it came from the syncrestistic invitation to those who worshiped THE GODDESS.
"Hey goddess worshippers...come on over to Christianity...your goddess is in here. Her name is Mary."
Agreed. I feel the same when I pray to our Lord. But asking others to pray for us, including His blessed mother is also beneficial.
I don’t multiply conspiracy theories. I just lament the Lord being sold short.