Mother Mary once again appeared to the common folks.
Not once or twice, but few occasion in May 1999 at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Puthenthope Thiruvananthapuram, Keralam - Trivandrum, Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, Keralam: In the outskirts of the capital city, there is a peace loving community
live in Puthenthope. There each and every family is related to one another and are
all Catholics. St.Ignatius Loyola Church,
Puthenthope is one of the biggest and the oldest parishes in Trivandrum- Thiruvananthapuram Diocese.
When the congregation was reciting the Rosary inside the church, the
unbelievable apparition occurred on May 10, 1999 at 5:45
evening. People couldn't believe what they were seeing at first. The rays of light in depiction of the Lady of Fatima
was seen on the left side of the alter, which was dedicated to Mary of Perpetual Succor. The congregation witnessed
this until 8 P.M. the same night.
It was happened again the very next day at 11:45 A.M., and lasted until 7:30
P.M. (long after the sunset). It was recorded in video
and was photographed by many people. This is the first time it had been captured in video and quite amazing and extra ordinary.
This glorifying news spread all around. Not many believed at first and thought it was nothing more than a mirage.
Seeing is believing for many. When they saw the apparition they couldn't think of anything else, but to believe.
This was repeated on May 24th. and May 29th. People from all walks of life including women and children and senior
citizens start pouring from far off places and witnessed the apparition. The church was overcrowded. They spent the
rest of the day singing hymns and reciting the Rosary. After their petitions and prayers they left their homes peacefully,
Apparition: By definition, a visual appearance
of a disembodied spirit, anything that appears, especially if remarkable
or startling, a phenomenon.
I strongly believe that what had happened in this
church is beyond the explanation of optic illusion of physical science. Miracles
do happen occasionally, when science says it is impossible, or else is there any explanation
that why do so many people survive from incredible accidents?