NEW MARIAN APPARITION: Has the VIRGIN MARY APPEARED in Georgia? (PHOTO)
By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
1/14/2016 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
The Virgin Mary may have appeared in a Catholic church in Georgia on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In the latest incident, her image appeared on a window, and was captured in a photo.
Has the Virgin Mary appeared in Georgia?
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - An image of the Virgin Mary may have been captured on December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The image was snapped by Fr. Fernando Molina-Restrepo of the Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, Georgia.
The image has hardly gained much attention, being reported on a few outlets and in Atlanta. Catholic Online learned of the apparition just today.
This image was taken by Fr. Fernando Molina-Restrepo of the Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, Georgia. Is this an image of Our Lady? Evidence suggests YES.
The image is captured on glass at the church hall and reveals Our Lady appears dressed as she was when she appeared before Juan Diego. There is a blue tint to her outer garment, which is also trimmed with gold. Her inner garments are pink in color. Her hands appear folded and her head looks bowed.
Parishioners said they were in the parish hall when the image appeared accompanied by the scent of roses. Victor Jose Alvarado told CBS News that parishioners started praying and singing at the sight. A sense of peace overcame everyone.
Critics have said the apparition is nothing more than a "faulty coating" on the window. If so, then how can they explain its sudden appearance, the smell of roses attested by the parishioners, and their sense of peace? A faulty coating would be present from early on and might not even escape the factory and it certainly wouldn't be installed. There's also the timing of the apparition to consider --the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The apparition was not accompanied by any messages or visions, but it's no less powerful for being silent. Fr. Molina-Restrepo wrote to CBS, "We may never agree on why or how this image appeared on the window. The true gift to us will be in how we are inspired to be MORE: more forgiving, more accepting, more loving to those with whom we share our lives."
That's a message we can all agree on.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2018
Priests and their Pastoral Ministry. That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
by Catholic Online
- Daily Readings for Friday, August 17, 2018
- Prayer Requests Live for Thursday, August 16th, 2018 HD Video
- WANTED: Lepers and Prophets
- Shameless Persistence
- St. Clare of Montefalco: Saint of the Day for Friday, August 17, 2018
- Daily Reading for Sunday, August 19th, 2018 HD Video
- Praying for Peace at the Pentagon
- Daily Reading for Saturday, August 18th, 2018 HD
- Hope In The Time of Judgement HD
- Cobalt Blue Rosary Bracelet HD
- Prayer Requests Live for Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education