2018-09-13 02:52:37 UTC
HOBBS, New Mexico, September 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) The New Mexico
diocese investigating a weeping statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary
says it can find no natural cause for the phenomenon.
The longer process now is to discern whether the phenomenon is from
God or from the Evil One, Bishop Oscar Cantú of the Las Cruces
diocese said in an August statement.
The devil can sometimes imitate holy things in order to confuse us.
So we must be prudent and vigilant.
Parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church first reported the bronze
statue of their parishs namesake weeping rose-scented tears on the
feast of Pentecost in May.
It happened again the next day, the Feast of Mary, Mother of the
Church, and the following Saturday, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary, and reportedly happened once more not long ago, according
to a diocesan official.
Since then, local media reported thousands of people have flocked to
the mid-sized city on the states eastern border to venerate the
Bishop Cantú initiated an investigation, sending diocesan chancellor
Fr. Enrique Lopez and vice chancellor Deacon Jim Winder to Hobbs to
examine the statue, which had been made in Mexico and been in the
parish a year.
So far, we have not discerned natural causes for the statues
emitting of liquid, the bishop wrote.