Virgin Mary Statue Sheds Tears of Blood in Argentina

Published December 1st, 2018 - 08:42 GMT
Tears of blood in Argentina (Twitter)
Tears of blood in Argentina (Twitter)

This is the moment a 'crying statue' of the Virgin Mary is seen 'weeping' tears of blood for what is reputed to be the 38th time.

Pilgrims have flocked to the home of the Frias family in the town of Metan in north-western Argentina to see the statue known as the Virgin of the Mystic Rose.

 

The statue made headlines earlier this year when it was filmed seemingly weeping tears of blood and its owner, Rosana Mendoza Frias, has now recorded the purported phenomenon happening again.

In the video, the statue can be seen with red liquid on its face which seems as though it is coming from its eyes.

Rosana told local news outlet Informate Salta that the Virgin statue was brought to her house eight years ago after she suffered a miscarriage.

 

The statue first started 'crying blood' in April 2017, she claims.

She said the statue has now 'cried' 38 times and that the first time a photo was posted online of the apparent phenomenon she had '7,000 people outside our house' 10 hours later.

Rosana claims the most recent incident of the statue crying blood came as she was praying to it for her mother's health.

The statue of the Virgin of the Mystic Rose has been linked to several 'miracles', such as a woman who had a three-inch tumour which reportedly disappeared after she visited it.

Rosana said: 'I always tell people that this depends on faith, not on us, as we do nothing, we only open our doors so that they can come here to pray, and through her God will perform a miracle.'

It is not clear what the cause of the 'bleeding' is. A similar statue in the United States was found to have 'tears' made up of olive oil and perfume.

The website ChurchPop has speculated that the statue could have been modified to produce liquid or that the 'blood' may have been rubbed on the face.

The owner has built a designated space for the statue in her home with the help of others and her own money, creating a glass cabinet to protect it.

Around 30 people gather in front of the statue to pray from Monday to Friday, according to reports.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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