It's a pity that the white people couldn't leave the smaller Writing Rock where it was originally, I'm afraid my opinion of the way the Native American peoples were treated isn't suitable for writing on here! As for the rock near your old home - well, I think some people have good imaginations. Light and shadow can make all kinds of things appear at certain times of day or in certain weather conditions. Agreed - in my mind it doesn't matter what faith a person follows as long as they follow the basic tenets, which are the same for all organized religions and the disorganized ones! There have been many times when I've been sensitive around those who would judge me for not "belonging" to their particular group and I've gotten defensive.
Virgin Mary 'appears' to crowd of thousands: Incredible photo of mystery being emerges
Nine Major Approved Apparitions
A Marian apparition is a reported supernatural appearance by Mary, the mother of Jesus , or a series of related such appearances over a period of time. In order to be classified as a Marian apparition, the person or persons who claim to see Mary the "seers" must claim that they see her visually located in their environment. Also excluded from the category of apparitions are dreams , visions experienced in the imagination, the claimed perception of Mary in ordinarily-explainable natural phenomena , and miracles associated with Marian artwork, such as weeping statues. Believers consider such apparitions to be real and objective interventions of divine power, rather than subjective experiences generated by the perceiving individuals, even in cases where the apparition is reportedly seen by only some, not all, of the people present at the event's location.
Real or Hoax: Virgin Mary Appears
These are the nine major approved Marian apparitions of modern times, based on their acceptance by the Church and the importance they have assumed over time. See, for example, the article "Apparitions" in Fr. She proclaimed herself the spiritual mother of all mankind and left her miraculous image on Juan Diego's outer garment, his tilma. To this day Mexicans have a great devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
In , hundreds of thousands of people gathered at grottos across Ireland in hopes of witnessing religious statues move. In July that year, in Ballinspittle, Co Cork, it was claimed that a roadside statue of the Virgin Mary had moved spontaneously. Shortly afterward, similar occurrences were reported in Mount Melleray, Co Waterford and around 30 other locations across Ireland. Hundreds of thousands of people gathering at these grottos in the belief that they would see the stone statues move on their own.