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A Fine Dam Sighting

mary-kenyaThe timing couldn’t have been any better. Less than  month before Pope Francis will be visiting the country, and right in the middle of the celebration of the Holy Rosary which occurs every October, people living in  Makueni County, Kenya have discovered an image of the Virgin Mary on a rock at Manooni Dam. She appeas to be holding Baby Jesus , has a dove by her shoulder, and a lamb resides nearby.

News of the sighting has traveled quickly, with reports saying thousands of people have come to visit the site from around the area. While the Pope’s 3-day visit to Kenya has been planned for a long time, hopefully he has some flexibility and a free day in which to go to Makueni.

 

 

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Orange You Glad You Painted?

wall-o-maryLuis Alberto Montelongo Reyes of Saltillo, Mexico, just wanted a freshly painted orange wall in his living room, but once the paint dried he noticed what looked like a silhouette of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the wall. As word spread, people came by to take a look. Now many who live in the town believe it’s a miracle and a sign from God that things are going to improve in their poor neighborhood. Believers have been flocking to the home to check it out, lighting candles and stroking the image in the hope of a blessing. Montelongo Reyes is maintaining an open door policy so anyone who wants to can come see the image, saying, “For me it’s a blessing from God.”

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Holy Smoke!

mary-forest-fireA forest fire in the San Sebastian region of Colombia had been burning for days, devastating over 600 acres and causing hundreds to become homeless, when a local priest noticed something in a photograph he’d taken of the fire – an image of the Virgin Mary. Villagers also see the image and are convinced that the photo taken by Father Pito is a sign that their fortune is about to change. “This is good news for our area which is so dry in the summer, because the little virgin is going to illuminate us and she is going to help us get through this,” one man told a local TV station.

 

 

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I’ve Got Jesus On The Brain

jesus-on-the-brainAfter returning home from a Mexico City hospital following emergency surgery for a stroke, Jennifer Lougee Mingramm and her husband Tamaha MacDonald were looking through a pile of X-rays that had been taken when they noticed something on an image of her brain – the image of Jesus Christ. Convinced it’s a sign of divine intervention that helped her heal, the couple has kept the X-ray handy at all times. Her family has even nicknamed it “Jen’s Jesus.” The couple, originally from New Zealand, is trying to raise money so she can go to the United States for a double lung transplant. “The image represents a miracle,” MacDonald said, hoping it brings continued good luck.

 

 

 

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Ukraine Your Neck And You Can See It

mary-window-ukraineSoon after workers installed a window in a house they were building in the small western Ukraine village of Beregovoy, local people walking by noticed an image on the window which they thought looked like the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus. Not only that, but they say the  house is warmer than other buildings in the neighborhood and “exudes a calm presence by spreading positive feelings.” Taking all this as a sign, many locals began praying to the window.

Without publicly commenting on the phenomenon, church elders allowed the window to be taken from the house and put  on display at the village church, where they hold special services each day, praying to the window. It never hurts to cover your, uh, vestments.

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Wooden It Be Heavenly

mary-tree-houston2Reginald Sanders and his fiancee were having a conversation about spirituality, of all things, when they glanced at a nearby tree and noticed something they’d never seen before – an image they both thought looked like the Virgin Mary.

The tree, which is on the 11700 block of Sawmill Stream Circle, Houston, Texas, has become something of a local curiosity, with people stopping by and praying at the tree. Sanders says he hopes everyone who looks at it is blessed. So far they are since it’s still free to look.

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