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Jesus-like shadow draws thousands of pilgrims
« on: April 06, 2012, 07:56:04 AM »
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NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Arriving steadily as singles, or in clumps of twos, threes and fours, thousands of people have streamed in and out of the dimly lighted chapel at Ursuline Academy to sit or kneel and quietly contemplate a phenomenon spreading by social media and word of mouth: a shadow, never noticed before, of a bearded man's face gazing toward the chapel altar.
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Wells was clear: "It's obviously a shadow cast by the scroll work on the chandelier," she said."Is it a miracle that a chandelier would cast a shadow in the image of the face of Jesus? Maybe so. But I don't think it's a mystery how it got there."

Dolce, the superior of the Ursuline community, has an explanation that threads its way between the sacred and the mundane.

"God gives us gifts. Some are natural. Some are supernatural," she said. "This is a natural gift. It's caused by light filtering through a chandelier."

"If, when we experience that image, we feel God's unconditional love for us, that's the greatest gift of all," she said. "When we leave the shrine with that experience the world will be a kinder and gentler place."
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Re: Jesus-like shadow draws thousands of pilgrims
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 08:37:17 AM »
Is there really hope for our species?
Like a spiritual Pepto running roughshod over your nauseating claims and diarrhea doctrines...

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Re: Jesus-like shadow draws thousands of pilgrims
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 09:17:36 AM »
Is there really hope for our species?
The nuns seem to have a level-headed approach.
If you will, you can become all flame.
Extra caritatem nulla salus.
In order to become whole, take the "I" out of "holiness".
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Re: Jesus-like shadow draws thousands of pilgrims
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 10:27:26 AM »
The Ursaline convent is already home to one miraculous shrine. I dunno why they have to get greedy and claim another miracle.
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