Monica Aramayo was visiting San Salvador in Argentina when she noticed an unusual steam of light emerging from the clouds. She quickly snapped a photo and posted on social media. The illusion quite clearly looks like the holy figure of Jesus Christ shining through thick, dark clouds. Some discounted the photo, saying they saw nothing. One person, Romina Salinas, said: “I personally only see the sun coming through the clouds, but people see what they want to see." Meanwhile, the photograph is quickly going viral on social media networks.
In Vatican City, the walled enclave within the city or Rome, there is an archive containing more than 75,000 codices from throughout history and an estimated 1.1 million ancient printed books. It was officially designated the Vatican Apostolic Library (aka Vatican Library or the Vat) in 1475 although the collection is much, much older – one of the oldest in the world. If you are a researcher, and can sufficiently document your need for access, the collection is open for limited periods of time – except for a section of the library known officially as the Vatican Secret Archives. About the Vatican Secret Archives (aka Vatican Secret Library) From the main library, go by the way of Porta Angelica, through Porta di Santa Anna and you will
A familiar spiritual image appeared in the smoke above a burning Fresno home this week while at the exact moment, a panicked bystander screamed, “There’s still someone in the building!” Smartphone video shot of the fire shows a clear image, formed in the bellowing wisps of dark smoke, of what witnesses at the scene are calling the “face of Jesus”. Shortly after the divine face appeared in the tower of smoke, a neighbor headed warnings shouted from the crowd and entered the burning building to save his friend. In a chilling poetic statement to reporters, Monsignor Raymond Dreiling, Catholic Diocese of Fresno, said, “The true face of God, the true image of God, was the man carrying his neighbor out of the fire on his shoulders.” Sources: Fresno News,
Translation of 1,200-year-old Egyptian manuscript proposes Jesus could change his appearance and shape at will
Regular readers know I have a deep respect for all religions but believe that ancient non-canonical sources may sometimes provide additional information about particular religious events, pivotal characters, and deep-seated cultural beliefs. Such is the case with a set of 1,200-year-old ancient Egyptian texts discovered many years ago in the library of an abandoned monastery in the Egyptian desert. The text is interesting, not because it proposes that the strange series of events really happened, but rather because it demonstrates what some people believed at that time – and apparently two-thousand years ago some people thought Jesus would, on occasion, make himself invisible and change his appearance at will, a “shapeshifter” so-to-speak. The manuscript was found by villagers digging for fertilizer inside the remains of the