posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:26 AM
Supposdely according to this article
image above has grown more than 3 and a half feet over the years. The statue also has a bad habit of not wanting to be moved making itself so heavy
that chains break. Legend also tells of the statue disappearing into a mist while a woman could be spotted bathing a child at the town fountain.
The name above means "OUR LADY OF THE CANDLEMAS" and the statue resides in the Canary Islands.
A Brief History of the Image (Translated from Spanish)
The invocation of the Virgin of the Candlemas dates approximately from century IV and is taken from the Gospel of San Lucas (Lc. 2.32)"Light to
illuminate to the people and glory of your Israel town". Given the previous thing, the image of the Maria Virgin of the Candlemas has in its left arm
the Boy and in his right hand it maintains a candle (Candle in Latin). The image that is conserved in the Sanctuary has more than four hundred years
(recently it was recovered), and was brought by the Spaniards to the fort of Angol, soon transferred to the fort of Santa Juana and later to the fort
of San Pedro of La Paz, that gave the name it to this Commune, of which the Virgin of the Candlemas is Pattern.
The present Sanctuary was dedicated (blessed), the 25 of March of year 1987, by the emérito Bishop, Archbishop of Conception Holy Monsignor Jose
Manuel Ascarza. The Altar, of granite and forms to circulate, was dedicated by the present Archbishop of Conception, Monsignor Brown Antonio
Casamitjana, the 23 of December of 1989. In their base the relics of San Vicente Pallotti are conserved (Founding of the Pallottinos Parents and from
where the present Parents come from Schoenstat), and of Santa Teresa de Jesus of the $andes, first Chilean santa.