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Schoolchildren claim to see Jesus and Virgin Mary in India

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 10/18/17

And people are now flocking to the church where the alleged apparitions occurred. (Check out the video above.)

Details: 

A group of lower primary school students in India claim that they have seen several apparitions of Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary. According to Matters India, it all started on September 23 when a young girl student named Krishnaveda visited a church to pray for her ear problem and applied holy water. She told her fellow students at the St. Ambrose Lower Primary School in Kerala that her ailment was miraculously healed. When the girls came to the church to pray and thank God for the healing, they reportedly saw an image of Jesus in the sky. They later reportedly saw an apparition of the Blessed Mary near the church’s altar. According to an explanation note by the church, the apparition asked the girls to come closer to it.

Read on.

Meantime, Matters India has more on the church and what is happening there:

For the past two weeks, social media platforms were agog with news about some strange happenings in a parish church under Verapoly archdiocese in Kerala. As WhatsApp and Facebook displayed pictures and video clips of children and elders praying around the altar of St Ambrose Church in Edavanakkad, I planned to visit the place. The visit finally took place on October 13. …The quiet and tranquil life of the villagers took an unexpected twist on September 23. It all started with Krishnendu, a Hindu girl student, complained to her teacher about pain in her ears. When the girl said she could more bear the pain the teacher suggested that she apply the anointed oil kept near the statue of St. Ambrose in the church. During the break Krishnendu went to the church with some friends. Since she could not find the oil, she applied some holy water on her ears. As the children came out of the church, Krishnendu said she elt relief in ears. The children claimed they saw in the sky a vision of Christ being whipped. After this incident, a Catholic girl, a Ambrosia, began leading prayers during the breaks daily. Seeing the students praying, some teachers also joined them. On September 28, when the children were praying the mysteries of light with their class teacher’s help they saw a woman in a white gown, draped with a blue shawl. She had a rosary in one hand, while blood oozed from the other hand. The woman wore a golden crown, with a golden disc rotating over her crown. The woman was quiet, small and she stood under the altar. She would occasionally peek out of the altar as if playing hide like with the children. The began shouting excitedly. Even Hindu and Muslim children recognized the woman as the Virgin Mary since their Christian companions had explained to them about Christ, Mary and saint after the September 23 incident.

Continue reading for additional impressions.

So far, the Catholic Church in India has remained silent about what is happening at St. Ambrose.

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