Tuesday, September 7, 2010
This is the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Lipa. It was the setting of a miracle wherein a former nun became witness to an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Related to this are the dancing sun and rose petals that supposedly fell down from heaven. The dancing sun was witnessed and recorded on video by many witnesses. The petals that fell to the ground had iconic images like those of Jesus.
The event was investigated by the Catholic Church, but it came short of declaring the event as an official miracle. Now the investigation has been reopened and witnesses which have attested to being healed are being interviewed. Every year on September 8, the festival of the Virgin Mary, the faithful gather at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church to recollect the events that happened so many years ago. Many of them hope for a personal miracle or to be a witness to a new one.
Will rose petals ever fall from the sky again at the Mt. Carmel Church? Who knows? But for now, Catholics all over the Philippines and other parts of the world wait for the final ruling of the Church, hoping that it will declare the inexplicable events that happened there are true miracles.
Kamay ni Hesus Healing Center and Grotto in Lucban, Quezon