Virgin Mary appears on Malaysian hospital window
Crowds are converging on a hospital in Malaysia where the Virgin Mary has reportedly appeared on a window.
The vision of the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared in the window of Sime Darby Medical Center located in Kuala Lumpur several days ago, and has already drawn hundreds of people to the facility for a prayer vigil.
Those who visit the hospital say the mark appeared recently on a window on the seventh floor of the hospital, and that another mark a few windows away represents her two sons.
Many call the appearance of the mark a miracle, and those who come to see it are lighting candles, singing and praying.
“We believe Mary, mother of God, has a message for us, as she is looking down on us and then at a Malaysian flag,” local housewife Eunice Fernandez, 54, told AFP.
Father Lawrence Andrew, editor of a Malaysian Catholic newsletter, told AFP that the church would investigate and verify the “miracle,” and that the image “could be private revelations.”
“We have to make sure they are not imagined but real apparitions,” Andrew said.
“Miracle” sightings of Jesus and the Virgin Mary are not uncommon. In July, Digital Journal reported that American Christians flocked to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to worship a statue of the Virgin Mary that they believed was “bleeding” from its head. Witnesses said they believed the bloody Mary was a “sign from above,” and it was– red-tinged bird poop was the most likely cause of the “miracle.”
Representatives from the Catholic church in Malaysia say the matter will have to be investigated further to determine whether or not the markings are real, imagined or fake. Officials from the hospital have yet to make any comment on the matter.