Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Truth Is Stranger #95: Mon Dieu! Ze Face Of Jesus On Your Chair! Stop Sitting On It!

SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (AFP) – Thousands flocked to a Roman Catholic church on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion Saturday after believers said they saw the "face of Christ" in the pleats of a church cushion.

Church officials limited access to the Jesus-Misericordieux church in eastern Saint-Andre's Cambuston district to a few minutes per visitor as traffic in the area ground to a halt.

Believers and curious onlookers pulled out cameras to take pictures of the cushion attached to the priest's chair....

More here

And it's about time these miraculous phenomena weren't wasted on tortillas and other edibles.  
(Dear God, I apologize in advance if this is the real deal.  But you sure work in strange ways, I must say.)


Dave said...

At Emmaus the two disciples recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread, but we need more: the folds of a pew cushion, a stain on the wall, some weird looking piece of food. It's sad.

He comes to us each day in every church in the world and gives Himself to us humbly and without restraint, under the forms of bread and wine--and we take it for granted.

I understand that it's human nature, but it still makes me sad.

Martin T. said...

"This is not a miracle, it's a sign of God," said parish priest Daniel Gavard.