Hundreds see apparition of Virgin Mar...

Hundreds see apparition of Virgin Mary in window outside Springfield hospital window

There are 32 comments on the MassLive.com story from Oct 1, 2008, titled Hundreds see apparition of Virgin Mary in window outside Springfield hospital window. In it, MassLive.com reports that:

People stand in the parking lot at Mercy Hospital in Springfield this evening to view an image in a window that they believe is an apparition of the Virgin Mary.

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Mary

Springfield, MA

#21 Oct 3, 2008
At least for us believers is a sign that everything is possible. I feel that we should be in silent and pray so that God could send a message. I see it this way if this is a sign of our God he will send a message soon one way or the other. This all goes back to back when the lady of Guadalupe appeared in Mexico. They didn't believe until the church spoke and investigted and still today many don't believe. When Jesus was crucified they didn't believe he was the son of God, and he died for us.

I would say to all us catholics that believe don't loose your faith because God and our mother live in our hearts forever!

God Bless
Holyoke Resident
Karl Marx

Granby, CT

#22 Oct 3, 2008
I'm afraid Karl Marx may have been right.

“Religion is the opium of the people.“ In this quote Marx is saying that religion’s purpose is to create illusory fantasies for the poor. Economic realities prevent them from finding true happiness in this life, so religion tells them that this is OK because they will find true happiness in the next life. Although this is a criticism of religion, Marx is not without sympathy: people are in distress and religion provides solace, just as people who are physically injured receive relief from opiate-based drugs.

Are these the same people that will be voting in November? They see visions in windows and think political promises will come true. We're doomed!
zoraida

Holyoke, MA

#23 Oct 3, 2008
MARIA wrote:
WELL IS A BIIG COINCIDENCE THAT A PICTURE OF THE VIRGEN MARY IS "TINTED" ON THE WINDOW OF A VERY RILIGIOUS HOSPITAL. ALSO IF YOU LOOK VERY CLOSELY YOU CAN SEE THE CROSS AND JESUS FACE. YEA THAT A TINT ON A WINDOW. WHAT EVER. PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE MORE FAITH INSTEAD OF JUDGING OTHERS BELIEFS. PEOPLE WITH FAITH DO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TOO.. THAT WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I'VE SEEN. MAYBE THAT IS A SIGHN THAT WE NEED TO REPENT.
i agree with you,,what a coincidence that ,happened in mercy hospital i belive is her no matter what other people think well those people that dont have faith could see anything else ,find excuses but like us i saw the virgin ,and i going to believe in her untili die..nobody in this worl are going to change my mind never....they said is a tinted window wowwww ,but why is virgin mary and no other ,is people dont have faith the are not going to see nothing....im very happy for this..
Jon

Lawrence, MA

#24 Oct 5, 2008
I saw it today. Althoug I could clearly see the image of Mary, the window just looks like it has a bad seal.
Loyal Servant

Walpole, MA

#25 Oct 5, 2008
Rational and Sane wrote:
This sort of thing- people crying, praying and carrying on about dirt on a window?- gives pretty much confirms what many suspect: Catholics are subject to group psychosis! LOL
Why don't these people REALLY represent their religion faithfully and go out and help the people in homeless shelters? Or how about just picking up the trash in the park?
Because someone has a faith that you do not understand does not mean it is not real. The difference between your faith and theirs does not mean they do not ALSO go out and help other people or clean up the parking lot. Jesus asks ALL of us to respect others, not to make fun of or demean people because their faith is not the same as our own. People can and DO see signs that others do not see. That is reported in the Bible. Which, may be useful for you to remember when you feel like making comments. Remember, Jesus also hears your words and knows your heart.
Just Me

United States

#26 Oct 13, 2008
Maria:
Your words sent chills through me once again. I went to see this on Saturday, and I too saw the Cross and the face of Jesus next to it. I was looking through these comments to see if anyone one else had seen this ...and there were your words! I didn't need anyone to tell me that what I saw was real; but it's good to know that someone else saw the same thing!
Thank you for sharing.
converted

Olivebridge, NY

#27 Oct 15, 2008
I wasnt a believer till now!
Nancy

Yakima, WA

#28 May 17, 2009
Our Lady is appearing for the faithful of Springfield MA because many people in that community have turned to God, asking for His Divine Mercy to heal the sins of abortion. This particular image, Our Lady of Guadalupe, is the patroness of the unborn, because it is an image of Mary when she was pregnant with the Christ child. The Catholic Diocese of Springfield has been offering Rachel's Vineyard retreats for healing after abortion at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge and in Springfield/Chicopee. Also, the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign is being waged at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic less than two miles from Mercy Medical. God hears the cries of His children. His mercy endures forever. Pray to end abortion.
Bobo

Spring Hill, TN

#30 May 23, 2009
Did it occur to you that it might just be a dirty smudge? Grow a brain.
julius wrote:
I was there...several hundred people there...many people saying the rosary and singing...news telecast there as well...Ilooked at the image from different angles its definitely an image of a woman with her hands folded in prayer...It doesn't seem like a hoax........
Bobo

Spring Hill, TN

#31 May 23, 2009
You're a nutcase. These apparitions have been seen for centuries, and nothing's happened.

You might try spending a little more time learning to spell and developing some critical thinking skills.
imAbeliever2 wrote:
i've been to clearwater fl, milton,mass, and soon i will be in springfield! The Blessed Mother will and does appear where ever She feels Her message will be seen and heard! as i myself told a reporter when the image of the Blessed Mother 1st appared in milton,, i said" where She is apparing all over, it's like She is on a world tour.."
RIP JMB...
Bobo

Spring Hill, TN

#32 May 23, 2009
You're a fool. The Bible specifically forbids worshiping anyone but God, yet you fools worship Mary, and the saints. Most of the Catholic religion is based on Biblical myths (meatless Fridays, incense, the prohibition on women as priests, etc.).
wrldtraveler wrote:
iF It IS The Blessed Virgin Mary obviously She is TRYING AGAIN to give us a message. OCTOBER is the month 0f the Rosary ( a gift she gave us centuries ago). I personally have been to Medugorjia, then Yugoslavia. SHE is definetly THERE! No matter what religion you practice we are ALL HER CHILDREN!
gab

Chennai, India

#33 Dec 3, 2009
Thats the effect of a fart from the patient from the other side of the window

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