Monday, November 17, 2008
Our lady of Oslob
The 150 year old image of our lady of immaculate heart of Mary, from the Parish of Oslob Cebu, visited the University of the Visayas today. The Church was gutted by fire twice, the latest was this year; all through out the 2 fires the church was burned down but the statue of Mama Mary was able to survive the two fires.
Rumor has it, the same statue was stolen, one can notice the conspicuous absence of the crown on the statue. Antique collector thieves preyed (yes they did not PRAY) on the image only to be found out by authorities, the next day the house of the purchaser of the stolen image was burned by fire together with the would be buyer. It gave a new meaning to the word: Gaba.
The bottom picture is taken from the back of the statue. People say that such is a miraculous sign whilst naysayers, pragmatist and atheist dismiss the claim of a silhouette of the face of the virgin Mary as pure coincidence. These are subject to the inquiry from a council of the archdiocese to determine the veracity of the claim.
I do not mind the truth or falsity of the miracle tag, as long as it becomes an instrument to awaken the people to prayer.
Be sure to drop by and say a prayer of two to the mother of Jesus Christ.
As they say in latin: crede quod habes, et habes
it means: Believe that you have it, and you do