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Thursday, July 26, 2012

THE WEEPING MOTHER





Some believe that the statues of Our Lady reflect the consciousness of the planet, Mother Earth, our Mother. For the Catholic Christians she is the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and therefore the "Mother" of us all.

It must be said that authorities of the Catholic Church have been very careful in their approach and treatment of weeping statues, and generally set very high barriers for their acceptance.

 Date  Location Claims
1949
Syracuse, New York
human tears — unverified
June 1985
tears of human blood, rejected by local bishop
April 1997 till present
statue of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart sheds a red liquid - unverified
March 2002
statue of Pio of Pietrelcina shed a red liquid, but was rejected by the Vatican
September 2002
wept scented tears, apparitions, accepted.
February 2003
unverified
September 2004
appearance of scented oil, blinked and claimed a cure — not verified
November 2005
tears of blood, called a hoax on the Paula Zahn TV show
March 2006 onwards
tears of blood, appearance of oil, honey, milk — not verified
January 2006 till present
tears of blood, appearance of oil, salt - unverified, self published claims
November 2010
appearance of oil, "smiles during the day" and excreted oil claimed to heal
July 2012
appearance of dripping blood from hairline



The Bible tells us in Luke 2:34-35;

34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, His mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.

 “A sword will pierce your own soul too”pobably meaning, her own Son, shall die a martyr for the truth. But as this is a metaphor used by the most respectable Greek writers to express the most pungent sorrow, it may here refer to the anguish Mary must have felt when He as frequently exposed to danger among the spiteful and malicious Jews; but never more than when she stood, most likely weeping at His cross, and saw Him, in His agonies, extended on the Cross, bleeding, gasping, and dying as recorded in John 19:25.

But we never heard from the Bible that the statues of Mary wept for the ailing world as consciousness of the planet.

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