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Wooden You Know

mary-new-mexicoVolunteers were cutting lumber while restoring the San Antonio de Padua Church in Questa, New Mexico, on April 28 when someone noticed a knot in the wood that looked like the Virgin Mary with a lamb. Mark Sideris, project coordinator for the restoration, sees a lamb, his daughter sees Christ, some think Mary’s holding the baby Jesus, and still others think it looks like the 14th Station of the Cross where Jesus is laid in the tomb.

After Sideris posted a photo of the knot on Facebook, a steady stream of visitors begain visiting the church to see the knotty lumber, which comes from an old fir tree near the Red River. But it won’t be on display for long. While some parishioners think it should be left for all to easily see, Sideris says it will be used to support a new choir loft. “I love that parents may someday sit beneath it and ask their children if they can see the Virgin Mary in the choir loft,” he said.

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Wow, I See Mary In Your Shirt, Dude

tie-dyed-maryTim Symonds of Venice, Florida, likes to make tie dye T-shirts. He knows that with tie dye it’s not all under his control. “I have a basic idea of what the shirt’s going to look like,” he says, “but I tell everyone God does the real art work because where the shirt folds and how the dye runs is up to him and it often makes different images.” Recently he unfolded a finished shirt and noticed an image of the Virgin Mary in the center “by the heart.” He’s not alone, another person says, “I saw it and in a split second I knew exactly what it was.” Symonds says the image is making him think hard about his religious beliefs. And no, he hasn’t decided what to do with the shirt yet.


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Warming Up To Jesus

jesus-firewoodLooking to warm-up to Christmas season, Julie Cooney and her husband were using a chainsaw to cut up some firewood at their home in Danville, Indiana. Suddenly they noticed markings in the middle of a log that they thought looked a lot like an angel. Stopping and looking closer, they were astonished to see that it looked more like the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. “I saw it and I was amazed,” Cooney says, “I took pictures of it quickly. And tried to decide what to do with them. I told them to bring them in the house.” They’ve wisely decided not to burn the logs or cut them any further. Their plan is to display them at the Danville, Indiana, police  department.

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As Seen On Google Heaven And Earth


jesus-googleIf it’s online it has to be true. Especially if it’s on Google, who’s Street View shows what some think is an image of Jesus and the Virgin Mary hovering above the A5 highway near Walensee, Switzerland. A Google search turns up no reason why they’d choose this location to photobomb the Google imaging vehicle, but you can see it for yourself here. Google has had no comment on the photo and Switzerland, of course, remains neutral.


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Full Dress(er) Jesus

jesus-dresserA posting on Craigslist from Fresno, CA is offering a dresser with the image of Jesus Christ in the wood grain. They’ve had the dresser for 28 years and didn’t discover the image until they moved it recently. They’re asking a cool $1million for it but say the proceeds will go to families in need to help with housing, healthcare and education.

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On the Cross, Where Else?

mary-crossBrian Trambowicz of North Providence, Rhode Island, was driving by the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary recently when he noticed a silhouette on a cross at the top of the church’s bell tower that amazingly looked like the Virgin Mary. “I said to myself, ‘did I see what I thought I saw?’,” Trambowicz remarked. “Then goose pimples came out all over my body.”

He kept driving. A couple of blocks away he saw a sign in front of a florist’s shop that read: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Cue Twilight Zone theme.

Since then other members of the church have seen the image, some even claiming to see baby Jesus being cradled in his mother’s arms. They can’t help but think that it has something to do with this year being the 100th anniversary of the church.

“I’ve driven by here 5,000 times and never seen it,” Trambowicz told the Valley Breeze newspaper. Well, you know what they say, the 5,001st time is the charm.

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