Thanks to Ari for this post:
From Annie Kuzma
I find this information very interesting, and I am passing it on to you for your discernment. There are many people that are witnessing apparitions and miracles performed by Mother Mary or as some call her The Virgin Mary. I am not a Catholic, yet there are so many that have experienced these things that I can not ignore the possibility of it's validity. Below is an email that I received with more information, and below that are some videos with some really interesting footage. If this sort of thing interests you, please read the information below and check out some of the videos. I also recommend reading about Christina Gallagher, who has received numerous messages from Mother Mary. I personally have had experiences with Mother Mary, so I know that these things can and do occur....
These statues started crying Wednesday [January] 26, 2011 at the Rosary Center in Reading, Ohio. My mom and I went down the following Monday and saw it with our own eyes. There is nothing fake about this. I took these photos with my own camera. The statue of Jesus is only about 3 feet tall, and is simple looking. Part of the statue is a metal sun that has rhinestones in the center.
The local TV station was there also on Monday afternoon and filmed the story.
There is a statue of the Virgin Mary that appears to be crying tears inside a Reading shop. In the back of the small shop is a statue of Mother Mary. It looks like she is weeping and there are two teardrops on her face. The statue of Mother Mary crying inside Our Lady Queen of Reading religious lending library is bringing tears to some visitors' eyes. There are two tear drops on her face, one rests on her chin, the other on her cheek. There is another statue of Jesus sitting at the top of the stairs with tears falling from its eyes. There are more visitors arriving every day as word spreads about the crying statues. Visitors who know the owner tells 9 News the owner wanted to keep it a secret for fear the statues would stop crying. Others say they believe the tears are a sign of hope.
This occurred one day after the uprising in Egypt. Coincidence?
On April 2, 1968 a famous Marion Apparition appeared in Zeitun, a town near Cairo.
Marian apparitions are events in which the Virgin Mary is purported to have supernaturally appeared to one or more persons, typically but not always Christians, often Catholics in various settings. They are often given names based on the town in which they were reported, or on the sobriquet which was given to Mary on the occasion of the apparition, or on her reported clothing and hairstyle. They have been interpreted as psychological (pareidolia), and as religious phenomena, occasionally as theophanies. Apparitions sometimes recur at the same site over an extended period of time.
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Weeping Statues Crystalinks
A weeping statue is a statue which has been claimed to be shedding tears or weeping by supernatural means. Statues weeping tears of a substance which appears to be human blood, oil, and scented liquids have all been reported. Other claimed phenomena are sometimes associated with weeping statues such as miraculous healing, the formation of figures in the tear lines, and the scent of roses.
Reported weeping statues are most often of the Virgin Mary and are at times accompanied by claims of Marian apparitions. However, to date only one single example of a combined weeping statue and apparition (namely Our Lady of Akita) has been approved by the Vatican and the rest have usually been dismissed as hoaxes. An unusual nature of the Our Lady of Akita apparitions was that unlike other cases the entire nation of Japan was able to view the tears of the statue of the Virgin Mary on national television.
Authorities of the Catholic Church have been very careful in their approach and treatment of weeping statues, and generally set very high barriers for their acceptance. For instance when a statue of the popular Saint Padre Pio in Messina, Sicily was found to have tears of blood one day in 2002, Church officials quickly ordered tests that showed the blood was real and belonged to the statue. A number of weeping statues have been declared fake by Catholic church officials.
Here are more videos of miracles and apparitions: