|Posted by Connie I. Ko on August 6, 2010 at 7:40 PM|
Mere days after this Glendale News Press article (below) appeared in CA early this week, the web is beginning to buzz with it prompting one Catholic Blogger, Deacon Greg Kandra to describe it as, in his own words: "Another curious case of a reported weeping statue of Mary, this time in suburban Los Angeles;" and to ask: "Our Lady Of Glendale?"
In the case of our local community--our own families and friends--this really strikes very close to home notably for neighboring Los Angeles suburbia in the valley: La Crescenta, La Canada, Montrose, Tujunga, Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino, Burbank, Hollywood, Eagle Rock, Monrovia, etc. Of course, not to mention, how timely this Marian 'event' is considering that the Feast of the Assumption is just next week.
Even then, news had travelled slowly by week's end. An Assistant Pastor at the twinned Catholic parish of St. James the Less (La Crescenta) and Holy Redeemer (Montrose) & members---mostly housewives, working mothers & senior ladies---of local prayer groups in La Crescenta & Tujunga, specifically, still had not heard & were unaware of the events happening in another household much like theirs, to another local housewife that was starting to attract considerable attention...
Photo courtesy of Our Lady Of Loretto Rosary Group~La Crescenta (not connected to event described)
The miracle stands atop the fireplace, flanked by artisan crucifixes and flower bouquets left by worshipers from across the U.S.
For the past two weeks, Glendale residents and visitors from Boston, New Jersey and elsewhere have come to Anahid Sallakian's single-family home to pray to a Virgin Mary statuette that's elicited tears and prayers. It's been covered in oil.
"I don't know why God chose me; only he knows," Sallakian said. "This is a sign for people to love each other and pray. There are people who don't believe, but maybe this is the sign. I don't know."
It began at 10:30 p.m. July 19 when Sallakian was praying in her living room. She said she saw a star on the Mary statue, and when she touched it, her hand was covered in oil.
"She gave us the oil for nine days," Sallakian said. "I don't know if it's finished."
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