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Putting The Ultra In Ultrasound

ultrasound-jesusIt wasn’t until Aley Meyer of Evansville, Indiana, took the ultrasound picture of her soon-to-be-born boy to her baby shower that someone noticed something in the picture besides the baby. There, towards the right side is an image that appears to show Jesus on the cross. “We took a picture of it and blew it up on my phone to get a closer look and it is so much detail.  You can see the hair and his legs crossed and everything,” Aley said. She posted it on Facebook and it went viral. Aley thinks the ultrasound is a good omen. She has Crohn’s disease and feels it means baby Easton won’t. Meanwhile her grandmother bought a crucifix which Aley plans on hanging on the baby’s room. And to think, there’s a perfectly nice crucifix on the ultrasound they could frame and hang there.

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Crowning Glory

mary-crown2An accidental electrical fire on Ash Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – the oldest church in Colorado – caused an estimated $500,000 in damage. It also left smoke damage above a portrait of the Virgin Mary that many parishioners feel looks like a crown. Father Sergio Robles says many in the congregation believe it’s a miracle and have asked him to leave it as is.  So far he’s agreed to let it remain at least while the rest of the church is being repaired. Oddly, this isn’t the first time the 162-year-old church caught fire. It was on Ash Wednesday 90 years that an electrical fire caused enough damage that parishioners had to rebuild a large portion of the church. Cue the spooky organ music.

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A Hazy Shade of Mary

mary-mariettaVictor Jose Alvarado was at the  Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, Georgia, on December 12 for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe when, as he put it in a Facebook posting, “We started praying and singing songs to the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, and immediately started feeling peace and the smell of roses!!! We just finished having lunch when someone noticed a very bright sun ray and in front of our eyes her image starting to appear in the window.” Father Fernando Molina-Restrepo of the church posted a photograph of the window on Facebook that shows the image of the Virgin Mary and said that while many people have their own interpretations of how the foggy figure formed – such as the pane’s coating reacting to outside elements –  many viewers believe it’s their faith that is the true cause.

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A Cross Cut Log

cross-modestoWorkers were cutting down a 39-year-old drought-stricken pine tree outside St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Modesto two weeks ago when one of them noticed what looked like a cross in one section of the log. They called church member Jim Bland who saved the section and put a protective shellack coating over it. It’s currently on display in the church foyer, though they may move it outside near a large church bell so anyone can see it anytime. While everyone agrees it looks like a cross, Bland’s grandson viewed it a little differently. “It’s not just a cross, Grandpa,” he said, “it’s Jesus on the cross.”  There’s no word on whether the workers used a rip saw or a cross cut when taking down the tree.

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Wood You Like To See Mary?

mary-san-diego-treeWhen an image of the Virgin Mary appeared on a Palo Blanco tree in their yard on October 29, the Rivas family of San Diego knew they wanted to share their miracle with others. Beginning this Saturday, December 12, the public is invited to visit the image between the hours of 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm. According to the Nueces County Record Star, the Rivas family lives on County Road 334 Buena Vista in San Diego, TX. Don’t be late. Or early.

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