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Immaculate Heart of Mary Miracle

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"For the third year, Saint Mary of the VII Sorrows Church in Kitchener, Ontario, was the site of an awesome phenomenon on September 15th, the feast of the Seven Sorrows of Our Blessed Mother," writes a correspondent named Janet [see photos at left]. "Again just after 7 p.m. the sun shining through a tiny piece of red glass in the large stained glass windows illuminated with a red glow the heart pierced by seven swords on the statue of Our Blessed Mother on the high altar. Again, as in the two previous years, it touched no other part of the statue or any other statue on the altar. In 2008 this phenomenon occurred shortly after 7 p.m. during a Mass in Her Honor. In 2009 it occurred again at 7:10 p.m. while several parishioners were praying the Seven Sorrows Rosary. They had come prepared this time with cameras in anticipation of a recurrence of the event.

"This year the phenomenon was witnessed by approximately three hundred people during a procession just before Mass in her honor and after having had Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament all day followed by Benediction and the Seven Sorrows Rosary.  The red glow started shortly after 7 p.m. at the lower left side of the High Altar and traveled at a sharp angle upward  and to the right until it reached the heart of the statue, illuminating it for about a minute.  As one witness described, it then dissipated without traveling any farther. This year in anticipation, staff and witnesses were in the church on Monday Sept 13 and Tuesday the 14th to see if this event might be occurring at any time other than on Her feast day but no reflection came near the heart of Mary.  This truly amazing event has occurred only on Her feast day, drawing attention to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Our Mother Mary. Will this happen again next year? To be sure there will be many more people attending with their prayers and petitions."

When will they ever believe?