Thursday, February 13, 2014

Crowds visit statue of the Virgin Mary that is ‘weeping oil’

Thousands of people have gathered in a small town in northern Israel to see a statue of the Virgin Mary that a family claims is "weeping oil".

The Christian family from Tarshiha, close to the border with Lebanon, says the statue is "covered with oil" and that the phenomenon is a miracle.

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The Khoury family bought the statue last year, but only recently noticed it was "weeping". "My wife (Amira) came closer to the statue and found it was covered with oil," said Osama Khoury. "She then wiped the oil, she was scared. She called our neighbour and told her to come and see what she saw.

"The neighbour came and looked at it and found that it was real oil, and then she held my wife's hands and told her not to be afraid, that it was a blessing that had come into your house." Some parts of the statue appear to be slick with moisture. The family says around 2,000 people have come to the house to see the statue.


Anonymous said...

Why can't this happen in a Caribbean island?

Anonymous said...

I swear, if I didn't have scruples I'd make a ton of money. :(


Julier said...

Does someone need the oil? In my opinion it is only a miracle if it helps someone. What good does the oil do? It is just a strange chemical reaction in the stone. Now, if it was leaking a medicine that cures cancer, that would be a miracle!

Julier said...

I don't mean to be disrespectful or say that I don't believe in miracles. I just don't think this is a miracle. It's a chemical reaction. If it makes people believe more strongly in God that's a good thing.