A Statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno California is reported to be seen weeping a miraculous tears. The Statue is said to be owned by the family of Maria Cardenas, a catholic woman residing in Fresno California. Cardenas told local news station ABC30 Action News that the Statue is a 10 years old Mother’s Day gift to her.
The family ABC30 Action News that the tears have been coming and going for more than a year and half now. According to Joe Ybarra, a correspondent of ABC30 Action News and an eye witness of the weeping Statue confirmed the miraculous occurrence saying that the tears flow much from Mary’s right eye, he explained that Cardenas placed a glass under Mary’s face to collect the tears dropping from Mary’s eyes. Cardenas shares the tears to all those who want to see in her neighborhood.
The family are not yet announcing their exact address in Fresno, California, but have and are still welcoming lot of people into their home to to see the weeping statue for themselves. These have included several Catholic Priest in California.
“We’re not hiding her, but at the same time, we don’t want anything to happen to her," a caretaker of the statue, who chose to remain anonymous, told ABC30.
The news crew stayed to see the statue weep, and reported that the tears were oily, smelled like roses, and were welling up continuously.
Bishop Armando Ochoa of the Diocese of Fresno when questioned of the validity of the miracle have confirmed in a statement that he is wasn’t earlier informed of the miracle in the Family at Fresno until now that it’s publicized.
“It is unknown who the priests are that were being referenced in a related televised news story, as the Diocese has not had any member of the clergy report this matter to Bishop’s Office, to date," Bishop Ochoa said.
The family will be contacted by the diocese in a private manner in order to offer pastoral guidance regarding the phenomenon, he added.