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Argentine archdiocese will study the Sorrowful Virgin statue that reportedly shed tears

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Argentina has decided to investigate the case of a Sorrowful Virgin statue that, as per the reports of parishioners at Coronda’s St. Jerome Church, shed tears. According to the website Aire de Santa Fe, the incident took place on June 9, following Mass and a blessing for healing. The statue of the Sorrowful Virgin shedding tears was noticed by a girl in the choir who then informed others present at the church. Archbishop Sergio Fenoy of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz reached out to the local parish priest in order to gather information about the situation and initiate the protocol in place for such occurrences.

Catholic News Agency reports:

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Argentina announced that it will study the case of a statue of the Sorrowful Virgin that, according to parishioners at St. Jerome Church in the town of Coronda, shed tears.

The website Aire de Santa Fe reported that the alleged event happened on the evening of June 9 after Mass and a blessing for healing.

According to the report, a girl in the choir noticed that the Sorrowful Virgin statue was shedding tears and told those present.

The news outlet said that the priests who had celebrated the Mass prayed before the image and the nearly 20 faithful joined in the prayer.

Aire de Santa Fe reported that those who witnessed the phenomenon said that “the tears of the Sorrowful Virgin ran all over her face, hands, and the black mantle” and that the priests verified that the mantle was wet.

According to the testimony of one of the women parishioners, “it profoundly moved us. What we experienced is something we never would have imagined. Even now, I’m still crying since last night, when we noticed the tears of the Virgin.”

“The choir girl discovered it, she told the priest, the priest came, saw and confirmed what the girl had said, and so we all witnessed this moment that I consider a miracle,” she said.

The archbishop of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Sergio Fenoy, contacted the local parish priest to learn about the situation and implement the protocol established for this type of situation.

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