Skip to comments.Virgin Mary appears in coffee mug at Shortland Street studio
Posted on 04/15/2011 11:26:47 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
Shortland Street has been hailed as New Zealand's most popular soap for many years, but now there's something else being hailed at the Shortland Street studios.
Staff at South Pacific Pictures in West Auckland where the TV2 show is filmed, are gathering in awe around a coffee mug in which they say an apparition of the Virgin Mary has appeared.
Breakfast reporter Alison Pugh visited Shortland Street yesterday and was shown the mug for her opinion and told Breakfast this morning she was convinced.
"They're really buzzing out there," she said. "It blows your mind!"
Shortland Street's storyliners were sitting around talking about scripts when one of the women noticed the image at the bottom of her cup.
"She yelled out to everyone and they all had a look and all agreed it does look like the Virgin Mary," Pugh said.
Breakfast's Corin Dann was a disbeliever though - he said it didn't look anything like the Madonna.
But Damon Andrews, one of the Shortland St storyliners, told Breakfast that disbelievers have to see it first.
"Everyone has reacted the same really. People come in disbelieving - they walk over and have a look and then they are like 'oh my god, it really does look like her'," Andrews said.
He said he can 100 percent verify that the Virgin is authentic.
Pugh told Breakfast she thought the story would go "global"
"Remember the toast with the virgin," she said. "That went for $28,000."
The mug is now being auctioned on international auction site eBay with all proceeds going to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
Staff at South Pacific Pictures in West Auckland where the TV2 show [Shortland Street, "New Zealand's most popular soap"] is filmed, are gathering in awe around a coffee mug in which they say an apparition of the Virgin Mary has appeared....
....The mug is now being auctioned on international auction site eBay with all proceeds going to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
Here's the auction listing on eBay:
Blessed Virgin Mary Appears in Coffee Cup. Bidding is currently at $1, with one bidder.
Finishing my afternoon coffee, I found the image of Virgin Mary in the bottom of my cup, created by the leftover coffee grounds.
Although agnostic I cant deny that the cup has brought wonder and even joy to many who have seen it. Steps have been taken to protect the cup, and all of the proceeds will be donated to Christchurch Red Cross to help rebuild the city after the February 22 earthquake.
The cup is completely genuine and there is an article about the cup here: http://tvnz.co.nz/entertainment-news/virgin-mary-appears-shortland-street-4121748
Due to the fragile nature of this item personal pick-up is recommended - the best care will be taken in packaging and sending the item but posting the item is at the buyer's risk. Worldwide shipping is available and there's no charge if you pick it up.
That’s what I hate about Aussie coffee: they use the coffee press, which leaves all those nasty VM grounds at the bottom...
I say the image is Evangeline.
Does she prefer regular or decaf?
Why do you have an obsession with apparitions of Christ and the Virgin Mary in everyday objects?
Looks more like Lady GaGa.
That was about 25 years ago and the scar is almost gone...
The Virgina Miracle in your Cup is set up to make a miracle happen for every cup of coffee you drink. Called the minor miracle mug, this 12 oz ceramic coffee mug with an imprinted bottom will give you an inspiring vision after you finish your morning coffee or tea - trust us.
Who knew that Mary wore sunglasses?
The future was brighter back then.
Alex, did you make up the word “Virgina”? I went to the link, but they only call it the “Minor Miracle Mug.”
Obama miraculously appeared in my toilet bowl this morning.
Does it come with complimentary Jesus Juice?
There were two links in that post - try the first one.
Why? WHY? Why must you keep posting articles about Jesus and the virgin Mary appearing on logs and rags and coffee cups and etc. and etc. and etc.? Why?!?!?
I think you might be interested in this post.
I think it’s to make Christians, especially Catholics, look dumb and gullible.
I’m just glad I didn’t drink that coffee. Looks bad.