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Virgin Mary appears in coffee mug at Shortland Street studio
Deacon's Well ^ | April 14, 2011

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.


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I like my women like I like my coffee....picked from the finest beans, roasted, mixed with hot water and then filtered into a mug.

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 can’t 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.


1 posted on 04/15/2011 11:26:51 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

MERCY


2 posted on 04/15/2011 11:30:58 AM PDT by RnMomof7 ( "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you,)
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To: Alex Murphy

That’s what I hate about Aussie coffee: they use the coffee press, which leaves all those nasty VM grounds at the bottom...

Colonel, USAFR


3 posted on 04/15/2011 11:35:08 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Alex Murphy
The VM isn't deity, nor part of that chain of command.

I say the image is Evangeline.

4 posted on 04/15/2011 11:36:42 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: Alex Murphy

Does she prefer regular or decaf?


5 posted on 04/15/2011 11:37:17 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Why do you have an obsession with apparitions of Christ and the Virgin Mary in everyday objects?


6 posted on 04/15/2011 11:39:47 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Alex Murphy

Looks more like Lady GaGa.


7 posted on 04/15/2011 11:39:58 AM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: Alex Murphy
To me, that looks the way my left thumb-print did a number of years ago after I slipped while using a mortise chisel and gouged a chunk out it.

That was about 25 years ago and the scar is almost gone...

8 posted on 04/15/2011 11:45:51 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: RnMomof7; All

A Little Virgin Miracle in your Single Serve Coffee Cup

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.

9 posted on 04/15/2011 11:45:51 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Alex Murphy

Who knew that Mary wore sunglasses?


10 posted on 04/15/2011 11:46:19 AM PDT by Let_It_Be_So
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To: Let_It_Be_So
Who knew that Mary wore sunglasses?

The future was brighter back then.

11 posted on 04/15/2011 11:48:57 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Alex Murphy

Alex, did you make up the word “Virgina”? I went to the link, but they only call it the “Minor Miracle Mug.”


12 posted on 04/15/2011 11:57:40 AM PDT by Between the Lines
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To: jagusafr

Obama miraculously appeared in my toilet bowl this morning.


13 posted on 04/15/2011 12:02:09 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Alex Murphy

Does it come with complimentary Jesus Juice?


14 posted on 04/15/2011 12:04:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Between the Lines
Alex, did you make up the word “Virgina”? I went to the link, but they only call it the “Minor Miracle Mug.”

There were two links in that post - try the first one.

15 posted on 04/15/2011 12:27:32 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: Alex Murphy

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?!?!?


16 posted on 04/15/2011 12:27:42 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Cronos

I think you might be interested in this post.


17 posted on 04/15/2011 12:43:41 PM PDT by WPaCon (Obama: pansy progressive, mad Mohammedan, or totalitarian tyrant? Or all three?)
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To: PGR88; Alex Murphy

I think it’s to make Christians, especially Catholics, look dumb and gullible.


18 posted on 04/15/2011 12:44:58 PM PDT by WPaCon (Obama: pansy progressive, mad Mohammedan, or totalitarian tyrant? Or all three?)
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To: Alex Murphy

19 posted on 04/15/2011 12:56:14 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Alex Murphy

I’m just glad I didn’t drink that coffee. Looks bad.


20 posted on 04/15/2011 1:12:57 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: screaminsunshine

I named one the USS Obama.


21 posted on 04/15/2011 1:13:48 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: GingisK

Similar miricles are occurring at Dog Parks All over and even in many Cow Pastures.


22 posted on 04/15/2011 1:15:58 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: screaminsunshine

I hope you flushed


23 posted on 04/16/2011 12:11:06 PM PDT by RnMomof7 ( "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you,)
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To: Alex Murphy

LOL LOL ...see where this takes you ??? Silly superstition


24 posted on 04/16/2011 12:12:28 PM PDT by RnMomof7 ( "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you,)
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To: WPaCon; Alex Murphy
I think it’s to make Christians, especially Catholics, look dumb and gullible

Now why would you think that ???

25 posted on 04/16/2011 12:14:31 PM PDT by RnMomof7 ( "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you,)
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To: Alex Murphy

Always assume it’s true - you never know, it might be your key to heaven.


26 posted on 04/16/2011 12:18:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RnMomof7; Alex Murphy

I’m not a moron.


27 posted on 04/16/2011 2:37:14 PM PDT by WPaCon (Obama: pansy progressive, mad Mohammedan, or totalitarian tyrant? Or all three?)
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To: WPaCon; RnMomof7
I’m not a moron.

I'm not a Vulcan, so I'll just have to take your word for it.

Captain Kirk: Wait, Mr. Spock! We have yet to try the Vulcan mind meld, where you actually enter the alien's brain, merge with his intelligence and read his thoughts.
Mr. Spock: I entered Mr. Goodman's mind while you were talking to Dr. McCoy, Captain. It was all...all dark and empty in there. And...and there were little mice in the corners and spiders had spun this web.
Captain Kirk: Spock!
Mr. Spock: I kept bumping my head on the ceiling, and once...
Captain Kirk: Snap out of it, Spock!
Mr. Spock: [ with a shudder ] It's okay, Captain. I'm all right now.
-- from The Last Voyage Of The Starship Enterprise, Saturday Night Live, 05/29/76

28 posted on 04/16/2011 5:14:09 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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