Image of Jesus Christ mysteriously appears in center of Argentinian town




An image of Christ appeared in General Las Heras, in the eastern province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The locals believe the image has a “holy power,” and that the apparition is a “blessing.”

Pablo Jose Fredes took several pictures of Christ, which he posted to the internet, drawing the attention of millions.

“This is a strong image, you can see Jesus Christ in the tree and when you are standing in front of the tree you can feel something inside yourself,” Fredes explained.

Another local, Ajv Velo, took pictures as well.

The image appeared in a tree trunk.The image appeared in a tree trunk (CEN).

He stated: “So many people of faith have arrived in the area in order to see his face and to pray in front of the tree and offer themselves to God in front of it.”

Locals say the tree is in a section of town that is rarely visited but after the images were posted online, buses full of tourists have started to arrive.

Jesus appeared in a neglected part of the Argentinian town.Jesus appeared in a neglected part of the Argentinian town (CEN).

People have been visiting the tree to see Christ and pay their respects in hopes of a blessing.

Residents call it an “amazing Holy find” but many believe it is simple coincidence.

There is no news yet on whether the Vatican will investigate but many critics think the likeness is born of the phenomenon pareidolia, which is when the brain finds patterns and meanings in otherwise random shapes or features.

Whether the “Tree-sus” is a blessing or not, locals stand firm in their faith.

By Kenya Sinclair





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  1. Patrick Gannon Reply

    “There is no news yet on whether the Vatican will investigate but many critics think the likeness is born of the phenomenon pareidolia, which is when the brain finds patterns and meanings in otherwise random shapes or features.”
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    Very good! For this Catholic blog and Kenya no less, to admit the real cause of these visions – well that’s a huge step for the Church. Having accepted that pareidolia, it must also be accepted that explains practically all visions or miracles of this nature presented in the past. It means we can eliminate a whole bunch of so-called miracles and visions, in favor of truth and reality. Do I expect the Church to do so? No, of course not. The Church doesn’t care about truth, it cares about beliefs. However moving forward, the number of miracles and visions are going to dramatically decrease if the Church is going to accept scientific concepts such as this. Of course, it really has no choice, or it will look foolish, like it did when it scorned Galileo, Bruno and other scientists who had it right.
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    The greater question though, is why are Christians, and Catholics in particular so drawn to these foolish miracles? They seem desperate to have something that justifies their unsubstantiated beliefs it seems. They don’t really believe that nonsense about a cracker turning into flesh and blood (and the idea has always had that cannibalistic air to it), so perhaps they seek out something, anything, no matter how ridiculous, in order to shore up their declining faith. This is called confirmation bias, and it stops personal development in its tracks.
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    Sad.

  2. Josephine Pascual Reply

    Our faith dictates me to believe so, and I remain. Thank you God for the gift of faith. Amen

  3. banger estepa Reply

    “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

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