Photos: Ten bleeding, crying icons inspired by Weeping Madonna statue's Colorado tour
A Weeping Madonna statue is currently touring Archdiocese of Denver parishes and is on view at St. Catherine of Sienna church today; click here for the schedule through April 22.
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The phenomenon of statues or icons that weep blood, oil or even Myrrh is certainly a fascinating one, and there are dozens of examples on the Visions of Jesus Christ website. We've collected photos and text excerpts from ten of the most unusual. Check them out below, and click the links to read the complete items.
This Infant Jesus has an unusual history. A Franciscan priest from Cava Dei Tirreni (Salerno, Italy), Fr Luiggi, went to Israel in Oct. 2010 and found this statue, which he bought right away. Back in Italy, he put down the package in a room in the monastery and went to bed. The next day a very sweet voice woke him up, "Open up, I am choking!" He became flustered. Then he went to open the package he had brought back from Israel. And there, the statue has shed tears of blood!
On March 19th, 2002 Patty came home from work and was sitting out in the shrine area and looked over at Our Lady and saw two shiny streaks running down her face. She thought that it looked like tears and got up to examine them closer and found that indeed it was tears. She felt overcome and saddened that Our Lady was crying and felt like it was her mother crying. She asked Our Lady "what can I do to help you"? On waking the next morning and going out to the shrine she noticed that the face was dry. About 10 days later on Good Friday Our Lady again wept until Easter Monday. She then wept in June on the Feast of Corpus Christi.Continue for more stories about bleeding, crying statues and icons inspired by the Weeping Madonna's Colorado tour.