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Virgin Mary statue 'cries tears of blood'

Posted on Sunday, 16 April, 2017 | Comment icon 41 comments

Is this statue really crying tears of blood ? Image Credit: YouTube / LA GACETA Salta
Hundreds of people have been flocking to Argentina to witness what some are calling a modern miracle.
The figurine, which belongs to a family in the country's Salta province, attracted a great deal of attention after its owners revealed on a local radio station that it had been crying tears of blood.

But are the tears really a miracle ? Priest Julio Rail Mendez, who believes that the statue should be properly investigated by the church, has warned that people should not jump to conclusions.

After all, crying statues have been cropping up everywhere over the last few years.

"The first thing the church does is to do a scientific analysis to see if there is a natural explanation," he said. "Only then, the possibility of a supernatural phenomenon is considered."

A news report about the statue can be viewed below. While the dialogue is in Spanish, the footage includes several shots of the figurine itself as well as of visitors flocking to catch a glimpse of it.

Source: Daily Record | Comments (41)

Tags: Virgin Mary, Tears

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #32 Posted by MWoo7 on 17 April, 2017, 19:19
I'v been waiting for that fire to come ripping down like that one prophet story about a privy and a pile of soaked wood, oh wellz.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Parsec on 17 April, 2017, 19:33
Ok, probably my new standard reply for this thread will be "not really".    So, not really.    Usually in this kind of situations, people don't idolatrise the doll per se, but as evidence of god's messing with our world ("miracle").  If you just want to criticise others beliefs free to do it, but if you want to understand other cultures leave your bias home and get off your high horse.
Comment icon #34 Posted by Parsec on 17 April, 2017, 19:53
If it was a couple of years ago I think it was Mexico, but I could be wrong.  Definitely in Italy it "happened" at least two or three times in the last 20 years.  If I remember correctly one in the nineties was quite big, but then like @geraldnewfie wrote, they found out it was a hoax with hidden pipes.    Just to make things clear, especially for @ChaosRose, although in the past (pre-enlightenment) the Church was the biggest "forge" in producing fake relics, nowadays they are quite tight and careful when it's about "miracles" or "bleeding statues".  They do know that this kind of things are u... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by Stiff on 17 April, 2017, 21:07
I would very, very, very much doubt it. 
Comment icon #36 Posted by ChaosRose on 18 April, 2017, 15:04
Yeah, we'll see if they actually try to get it tested. Obviously...obviously...this is a hoax. Anyone hoaxing doesn't really have a motivation to get their hoax tested. 
Comment icon #37 Posted by ChaosRose on 18 April, 2017, 15:08
The doll is being held up in front of people. They're touching it, crying, and crossing themselves.  You seem to think I'm uneducated about Catholicism, and I was raised Catholic. I even went to Catholic school. I know people pray to Mary and the saints, but in an intercession sort of way. This, on the other hand, is clearly idolatry. 
Comment icon #38 Posted by ChaosRose on 18 April, 2017, 15:17
That really should have been a response to Deusex. He was the one claiming every skeptic post was about hatred.  That said, I don't think the poor necessarily choose to remain uneducated.
Comment icon #39 Posted by quiXilver on 18 April, 2017, 16:11
Catholocism is saturated in idol and saint worship. At its core, it's really a thin veil of new names stretched over the old pagan seasonal procession and rites... right down to their cornerstone sun/son king who is born, sacrificed and reborn in (the spring)...    
Comment icon #40 Posted by MJNYC on 19 April, 2017, 14:17
I doubt that very much.  Cynical much? 
Comment icon #41 Posted by ShadowBoy86x on 3 May, 2017, 13:48
Wow, i sure understood that video, thanks

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