Friday, August 18, 2006

Truth Is Stranger #15: Revelation By Chocolate

AP story:

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. - As a chocolatier to the rich and famous, Martucci Angiano has posed with many celebrities.

But on Thursday she held in her hand a figure that dazzles her more than any Hollywood star: a 2-inch-tall column of chocolate drippings that workers at her gourmet chocolate company believe bears a striking resemblance to the Virgin Mary.

Since the discovery at Bodega Chocolates, Angiano's employees have spent much of their time hovering over the tiny figure, praying and placing rose petals and candles around it.

Full story here.


The Ironic Catholic said...

Would there ever be a Marian apparition from carob?

I think not.

angelmeg said...

Of course not, she would wait for the real thing.

Only the Best for Our Blessed Mother.

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

I imagine that Artificial Bitter Chocolate is anathema. Scratch out Splenda as well.

While I think that most of these 'apparitions' are cheesy, they are emblematic of our craving for spiritual food, and that some forms trigger associations with our most solid concepts of that spirituality. It matters not that the lump looks like Mary, so much as the lump made someone THINK of Mary.