TEARS CONTINUE TO FLOW FROM THE EYES OF THE MOTHER MARY IN THE
PORTRAYAL OF MOTHER MARY WITH INFANT JESUS
The Miracle that is being happening at our Kattachira St. Marys Chapel since 21st of this month is still continuing for the 9th day in succession. And I am one of those fortunate ones who could witness the great Miracle today.
Strenuous Prayers, day & night, is continuing here with Holy Qurbono every morning. Lot of people are coming to this small church to pray. (and also there are many who are coming here with a doubting mind as well !). Earlier the parishioners had planned to end the continuous prayers on the 8th day, but they are now afraid to stop it since the miracle is continuing and one more incidence has happened since yesterday. Hence they decided to continue the 24-hour prayers for 21 days with Holy Qurbono every day.
I firmly believe that the miracle happening in this simple portrait printed in flex and nailed to a wooden frame, with clear visibility on back side, is undoubtedly a Gods sign. It is simply kept in the floor, in the middle part of the church. The tears like fluid, coming from the eye part of Mother Mary, appears to be slightly oily and is collected in a small vessel covered by white cloth on which the picture is kept in the floor.
(In the photo one can see only the wet cloth, The vessel is kept below it. On the first few days the fluid was collected in an open vessel, but since lot of dust particles has come into it they put a white cloth above it. Achen told me that they havent removed the cloth for the last few days and hence they dont have any idea how much fluid is collected inside the vessel now and what is in it, but he relieved that at least they will get the cloth.)
Another miracle also started happening from Thursday 29th when the Knanaya Metropolitan H.G. Kuriakose Mor Gregorios was celebrating Holy Qurbono. And again the same has repeated on 30th Friday during the Holy Mass. The priest who celebrated the mass today personally testified it.
This is one church which consists of only poor people with no big shots to name and they have been suffering a lot for many many years because of various reasons known to all of us and still they withstood all the obstacles. This small church is a place where tears of the parishioners has fallen much and now the God seems to be working wonders through His Mother.
I have no more words to explain. I firmly believe in what I have seen in this smallest of the small church.
I have uploaded photos which I have taken today in http://www.syrianchurch.org/
along with the concerned news that was published on October 23rd.
John Philip Kottapparambil
30 October 2009