Friday, July 13, 2012

Virgin Mary: Limited Time Only, Now Appearing in Tree

From the San Francisco Chronicle Online

Faithful see Virgin Mary in tree, flock to NJ city

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) — People are flocking to a tree in northern New Jersey where some say they see the image of the Virgin Mary.

Makeshift shrines have sprung up by the tree in West New York. People have been praying, crying and leaving flowers and candles as they look at the small opening where the bark was stripped away.
A fence and other barricades also have been set up around the tree, which is in a sidewalk along a commercial strip.

Newark Archdiocese spokesman Jim Goodness tells The Journal of Jersey City ( the image is likely "some discoloration that resembles Our Lady of Guadalupe."

Some prior Virgin Mary sightings I've reported on -- a note -- Blogger changed its formatting protocols without telling anyone ahead of time in 2008, and so many of my prior posts that used to be perfectly formatted lost ALL of their formatting when the change-over was made.  There are just too many prior posts that have had their formatting destroyed to go back and try to fix them all -- I'm not even going to bother!  So, please bear with the block structure with no paragraph breaks or differentiation for different size/color/types of fonts, etc.

Virgin Mary Sightings to Be Investigated By Vatican
July 3, 2008

Virgin Mary in a Tree Trunk
August 28, 1008

Worship at Site of Virgin Mary Apparition Banned
February 5, 2009

Irish Spot Virgin Mary in Tree Stump, Oy Vey!
July 10, 2009

Donegal Shrine Virgin 'Comes to Life' (not a Virgin in a tree - a Virgin in a statue of the - Virgin!)
October 27, 2009

"Mother of God" Making Miracles Near Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 15, 2011

The Virgin seems to have an affinity for trees and tree stumps, doesn't she.  This could not possibly be because she was a goddess of nature for thousands of years before she was adopted by the Roman Catholic Church as its Mother of God  (Theotokos)-- surely not! 

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