Skip to comments.STRANGE LIGHT CLAIMED IN GUADALUPE IMAGE AFTER MEXICO CITY OKAYED ABORTION
Posted on 05/10/2007 10:23:59 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
An apparent communique from Dr. Jean-Pierre Dickès, president of the Association of Catholic Nurses and Doctors in France, reports what may have been an unusual luminosity in the famed image of Mary at the Shrine of Guadalupe in Mexico City immediately after that city legalized abortion.
The event is said to have occurred on April 24 -- the day legislators okayed termination of the unborn up to twelve weeks.
"At the end of the Mass, which was offered for the aborted children, the assistant of the Basilica was asking herself what the Most Holy Virgin of Guadalupe was demanding of her," reported Father Luis Matos, superior of La Communauté des Béatitudes.
"While many of the faithful were taking photographs of the [tilma] of Tepeyac, exposed and venerated in the Basilica and at the foot of which the crowd of pilgrims filed past on a moving carpet, the image of the Virgin began to erase itself, to give place to an intense light which emanated from her abdomen, constituting a brilliant halo having the form of an embryo. With a centering and an important enlargement it is possible to appreciate the position of the light which truly comes from the stomach of the Holy Virgin and is not a refection, nor an artifact."
We offer it for your discernment. Such a light had been seen on a previous occasion.
The image materialized on the cactus or "agave" cloak of a Mexican peasant in 1531 and was responsible for the conversion of twelve million Indians. It is now largely used as a symbol of "pro-life" causes in the Americas because Mary appears pregnant in the image, which has been proven miraculous.
"An engineer, Luis Girault, who has studied the picture thus produced, has confirmed the authenticity of the negative, and has been able to specify that it had not been either modified nor altered, by superimposition of another image for example," stated Dr. Dickès. "He discovered that the image (the picture produced) does not come from any reflection, but literally comes from the inside of the image of the Virgin. The produced light is very white, pure and intense, different from habitual photographic lights produced by flashes. This light is encircled with a halo and appears to float inside the abdomen of the Virgin. This halo has the form and measurements of an embryo. In effect if we again examine more precisely this picture by making it turn in a sagittal plan, we perceive inside the halo some areas of shade that have the characteristics of a human embryo in the maternal womb."
[ACIM Press Release - May 1, 2007 - FRANCE]
It may come from the abdomen area but you cannot tell if it eminates internally or externally. Which I think is very important for this ‘miracle’, and because it is of such poor quality if it had a very thin electrical wire(which could be hidden in the folds of the Virgin’s dress) you can’t tell. I like to believe in miracles, but I am sceptical on this one.
A miracle is when someone survives a tragedy, a miracle is when someone survives cancer. A miracle is NOT a strange light coming from a picture in Mexico, come on people.
How about the curtain at the temple being ripped in half?
I suppose then, that the so called miracles of the loaves and fishes, changing water into wine, the walking upon the waters ect were really not miracles? Only the events that had healings?
Thanks for your post. You have the pictures!
I hope the bishop there checks this out with more than usual thoroughness. Mexico needs the prayers of all the saints. What a disaster!
And ripped—not from bottom to top, but from top to bottom. That is a significant thing to consider.
It would be hard to imagine a more appropriate miracle in the circumstances. And it could make a difference.
Original communique posted here with verification from the Basilica.
Oh, for example? By the way, the curtain being ripped in half is from Scripture.
off the top of my alleged head there’s one such in “Why do Catholics Do That.” The problem is that the ones that are disproved or at least unapproved fade out of consciousness.
THIS IS TO ALL:
Remember that the most important of ALL things is Christ. Whether or not this is a miracle (and I’m inclined to agree it may not be a miracle, but definitely a mystery, a wonder) it displays a message and it is certainly getting people talking. Don’t get too technical about it (like the wire hidden in the dress), maybe it was done intentionally, but the point was to get a message across. Is abortion right? In any case? To kill an unborn child simply because he or she is not wanted? Oh my, can you imagine how it grieves our Father, our Savior, and our Blessed Mother every time a poor innocent embryo is ripped from his/her mother’s womb? Isn’t that really the point here?
I agree but if it was done intentionally it could be producing false hope for some people and I think that is wrong.
Why couldn’t it be the light from a pencil-sized laser directed at the painting from a distance? Did anyone try to interrupt the light by interposing something between the painting and the light to see if it was coming from a distant point-source?
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