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Holy miracle! Watch Virgin Mary's Lips 'MOVE' on Painting During Prayer

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posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 06:37 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Calling all Sydney, Australia ATS'ers, there MUST BE some of you out there. Catholic or Non-Catholic, it doesn't matter.

G'day mates!! (ok I probably just made a complete American fool of myself:-)

Could ya'll do us a favor and run over to St Charbel's Catholic Church and take a few good pics of that painting for us? Give your ATS-mates a field report. The address is: 142 Highclere Ave. Punchbowl (Punchbowl? Cool!)

Please wait til there is no activity going on, so as not to be disruptive. If you have the wherewithal, permission from the parish priest would be best, but it's not necessary if you respectfully slip in, snap a few pics, and quietly slip out. Please pay reverence and respect to the tabernacle at all times.

I'd be real curious to see the painting from far away, to get the whole context., how close to the congregation, how is it illuminated, if at all, etc. I'd like to know if it's in plain sight during a Holy Mass, or is it off to the side, or in back of Church.

I've looked at some of the parish's literature. Interesting. I may comment on that later. Mary is known to show up in certain places for a reason. Hmmmm. Just hmmm.




posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: Ignatian

Here are some links to the painting from afar in it's natural setting. This is in the altar area - if anyone goes to check it out, please be respectful- the altar area is a no go zone. Approach as far as the bottom steps or the side of it of it and photograph with zoom from there. Stay away from the raised area where the crucifix is.

You may not believe in Catholic customs yourself, but you will find yourself escorted from the church if you disrespect what is viewed by the faithful as an area of sanctity.

www.stcharbel.org.au...

www.stcharbel.org.au...

www.stcharbel.org.au...
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posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: markosity1973

The painting is clearly visible to the congregation, you can't miss it, and i can see how it would have been readily noticed. Its also close enough to the people to be discerned wether its a play on light. it obviously wasn't a play on light which is why multiple people reported it. The video is actually pretty good considering its a phone, and the distance it would have been taken. I doubt he would have walked right up to the base of that wall during a recitation of The Rosary. (I certainly would have been tempted to)

That's a beautiful church.

P.S, I might ad, it's rather irreverent to take a phone or other recording device into Mass. I leave mine in the car. I have a feeling a lot of folks will be carrying their recording devices into St Charbel's in the days and weeks to come though.

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posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 02:23 PM
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Optical illusion. The wavering of the image tricks the eyes into seeing movement.

Reminds me of that old cartoon "Clutch Cargo" tho.

Edit: Not to say there isn't valid spiritual phenomena... I think there is. Maybe I'm wrong and the painting was possessed by something to make it move... hey, once I shed my mortal coil, I might do the same for a laugh... I'd just hope some higher spiritual energy was doing something more.. .er holy.
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posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: Ignatian

I read that it happens during the rosary, especially during the parts where the congregation recites the Lord's Prayer.

Also, if you go, please check for the presence of heaters, candles, open windows, etc.

Looking forward to the report!

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posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: Baddogma
Optical illusion. The wavering of the image tricks the eyes into seeing movement.


I wonder, too, about the compression on the camera. If you've ever seen youtubes of compression artifacts, the "reptilian PROOF!@!" ones are very entertaining, you can see that the compression algorithm is trying to take stable parts of the image and shorthand that into the end result in a way that causes weird motion artifacts in small details. So where the face is one beige-tinted uniform area, and the lips and eyes are small details, the compression algorithm is trying to deal with the camera motion by saying "there's a big face shape, and I'll keep that in every frame, and we'll draw in these little details where I think they ought to go", which sometimes produces odd results.
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posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 04:02 PM
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back in 2012-2013 i have two stories that excede the bounderies of "hallucination".

first i went to an art show in a large muesem. The paintings would talk to me, telling me they were put back in time by me because i was trying to stop the voices i was hearing. But on top of that, after i left each room, and came back through, the paintings and stuff in it were different.

And i went to church on christmas, on the way in along the side walk 3 lights go out above me. the voices trying to tell me not to go in. Inside the crowd starts to sing and when i harmonized with them, everything went quiet for about 2-3 seconds as if time stopped and only i was aware of it.



posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 06:10 PM
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originally posted by: Ignatian
a reply to: markosity1973

P.S, I might ad, it's rather irreverent to take a phone or other recording device into Mass. I leave mine in the car. I have a feeling a lot of folks will be carrying their recording devices into St Charbel's in the days and weeks to come though.


That is why I put the plea out to folks to be respectful. I am 99.9% sure that no activity will be seen outside of mass and prayer sessions and if folks go during a service they will have to be very gentle on how they go about recording this as it could easily upset a lot of the faithful.

As I understand it, this is a mainly middle eastern parish. It makes sense that a miracle might happen here. There will be a lot of very distraught people praying for their loved ones over there who are suffering pretty much genocide in the Isis controlled zones and terrible persecution in other places.

The emotional energy in that church will be extreme.

ETA For anyone wondering WHY a painting of Mary would move it's lips and the significance of it in the first place, the answer is simple. Catholics ask Mary to pray for them. Her messages are always about returning to a life of prayer and devotion to God. As I have mentioned given the demographic of that congregation there will be a lot of broken hearts and troubled souls praying for peace and their loved ones back in the middle east in there.

Her lips moving are therefore a highly significant message to the people in that church - 'I am with you my children and I am praying for you" They move when the rosary is being prayed (said by Mary to be the most powerful prayer weapon) and the Lord's prayer is spoken like in the video. This is the prayer Jesus taught us to say, so it is logical she would join congregation in saying these words to encourage them.

From a Catholic theological viewpoint, this phenomena actually makes perfect sense.
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posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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I found this picture on the church's website, showing why the video was taken from so far away. It's up behind the altar. Not in a spot where parishioners are allowed.

Btw, it's mid-morning Sunday in Sydney now and there should have been several Masses done by now. I hope someone was able to go. If not, there's still time! Aussies, bring your zoom lens and go!


I didn't see Markosity's post with the same photo, so I took my link down.
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posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 07:22 PM
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I was thinking the same thing. I went to their website with that in mind, wondering why that church may have been chosen, and their connection to the Middle East caught my attention.



posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 07:41 PM
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originally posted by: Ignatian
a reply to: markosity1973

I was thinking the same thing. I went to their website with that in mind, wondering why that church may have been chosen, and their connection to the Middle East caught my attention.


The more I think about it, the more I realise that that this is the perfect place for something like this to happen.

The vid quality does leave questions unanswered, but I for one believe that it is at least possible that this is the real deal.



posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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I was looking for updates on this story. I didn't find any, but I got shivers when I read this:

Statue of Virgin Mary Destroyed

It happened about six months ago at the exact church that now has a possible Virgin Mary miracle.



Vandals attacked glass casing outside the Saint Charbel’s Church on Highclere Avenue, broke the head off the statue of Mary and shattered pieces of a statue of Saint Charbel.


Could this explain why it's happening at this church?

To those who don't believe, you really don't have to reply. We get your position and there's no need to mock. I'm asking the people who saw the mouth move and believe it could happen.



posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: lindalinda

I don't know about other parts of the world, but vandalism to religious statues is not uncommon here in Australia and NZ. Brainless twats and haters think it's funny to destroy them.

In my home area of NZ (Paeroa) there is a Catholic school that my youngest brother attended. There is a grotto with a statue of Mary in it on the hill. It sat there for years in peace, but one day some local youths stole it and smashed it up. Our local parish in a different small town also had the hand broken off the Mary statue and the toes smashed on the Jesus one by some random brainless fools too.

So, no I don't think damage to what is nothing more than a beautiful piece of plaster and paint would be enough to bring on a miracle. God is not materialistic and he cares about people more than things by a long shot.



posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:38 AM
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Not surprising, religious folks can be gullible. I hope it is real though, more proof that God and friends are a bunch of maniacs.




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