A photo taken by a parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help shows an illuminating human figure that appears to be the Virgin Mary. This miraculous story was reported by WGN-TV Chicago.
One north suburban Catholic Church is talking about a very thought-provoking picture, shot with nothing more than an iPhone. One woman snapped a photo last Friday in the chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview and says she got so much more. Maureen Kent has been attending Eucharistic adoration at the church for more than 2 years. Kneeling last Friday, she wanted a picture of the Eucharist or host in the monstrance, the ornate gold stands it’s placed in.
The picture showed a bright light, an image larger than a human and appearing to hover next to the host on the altar. Catholics believe the host is the True Body of Christ.
No photo-shopping, she says, no doctoring the digital image. Just what she calls a great surprise when she looked at her screen.
Her friends in the chapel also believe it is the Virgin Mary. Authentication is not, right now, a consideration by Maureen Kent or even the church. They are relishing what they call a miraculous moment, privileged to have seen and believed, they say.
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