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Virgin Mary statue 'weeping tears of oil'


Posted on Thursday, 13 February, 2014 | Comment icon 30 comments


Depiction of the Virgin Mary and the angel Gabriel. Image Credit: Philippe de Champaigne

Crowds of people have flocked to a small town in Israel to catch a glimpse of the weeping statue.

The otherwise unremarkable sculpture had been purchased last year by the Khoury family who live in Tarshiha, near the Lebanese border. Nothing out of the ordinary had happened until very recently when Amira Khoury discovered that the statue seemed to be covered in an oil-like substance that was originating from its eyes.

"My wife came closer to the statue and found it was covered with oil," said her husband Osama Khoury. "She then wiped the oil, she was scared. She called our neighbour and told her to come and see what she saw."

As word got around, people from far and wide started to flock to the house to see the spectacle for themselves. To date more than 2,000 people have visited the statue, many of which now regard it to be a genuine miracle.



   
Source: Sky News | Comments (30)

Tags: Virgin Mary, Statue, Weeping


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #21 Posted by Brian Topp on 20 February, 2014, 8:29
I remember a few years back where my home town had a church that claimed that a statue weaped. It was really big and there was a thread or five on UM about it. As it turned out, when the church reluctantly allowed researchers to examine it they found pin holes and some one was putting wax in, when it got warm enough (church had no air conditioning) the wax would melt and tears would begin. I wouldn't be supprised this is the same situation.
Comment icon #22 Posted by zebra99 on 20 February, 2014, 9:25
Hmmmm...a statue that p**ses itself...now that I'd travel to see.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 21 February, 2014, 23:47
Now now, don't be hyperbolic, I'm sure the Catholics have done worse things then that!
Comment icon #24 Posted by davros of skaro on 22 February, 2014, 1:47
I like it when God makes an Elephant headed Hindu deity statue drink Milk. Forget about God eliminating Cancer as a gesture of goodwill to his creation, and a show of his omnipotence.Just bring on the silly stuff that only people that want to believe will believe no matter the evidence against it.
Comment icon #25 Posted by davros of skaro on 22 February, 2014, 1:53
Meanwhile to you this is probably a real heavenly miracle.LOL!
Comment icon #26 Posted by and then on 22 February, 2014, 2:06
The gas fields there are going to bring in billions and there are (unsubstantiated) reports of huge oil finds potentially. My what a change that would bring in the attitude of the EU and others... too funny.
Comment icon #27 Posted by coldethyl on 22 February, 2014, 19:04
On the way to be examined, the statue was dropped and broken due to the fact it was too oily to hold on to.
Comment icon #28 Posted by toast on 22 February, 2014, 19:40
As the Virgin Mary statue manufacturer’s product liability last until the time of revelation, all weeping statues will be replaced by the manufacturers free of charge within that period of time. Replacements will be fedexed to the next accessible crop circle, for customer pickup, or can be picked up at Puma Punku (MO-FR 7am – 3pm, SAT/SUN closed) by the customer. So, no problem.
Comment icon #29 Posted by dazdillinjah on 24 February, 2014, 10:40
All I see is lens glare
Comment icon #30 Posted by davros of skaro on 26 February, 2014, 1:34
I tried to tell another Muslim that, and he got mad.


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