Our Woman of Tears – Siracusa, Sicily August 1953

Our Woman of Tears – Siracusa, Sicily August 1953

Our Lady Who Cried

You cannot go to Syracuse or Siracusa as it is acknowledged in Italy, with out viewing the Shrine of Our Lady Who Cried. Very actually, we had been more than a little skeptical, until finally we found out all the priceless, indisputable scientific evidence assuring us it was reputable. Like Bishop Ettore Baranzini, we have generally experienced reservation when it came to alleged apparitions and purported miracles. Only when Mom Church verifies do we publish and make courses.

Our tale begins in Syracuse on the 29th of August, 1953, Five months prior to, Antonina and Angelo Jannuso have been married. Since they were a battling youthful pair, with Angelo a very poor worker earning the barest least wages, they acknowledged his brother’s gracious invitation and moved into his little property on Via degli Orti di E. Giorgio. The working day of their relationship, they acquired a plaster plaque of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as a marriage ceremony current. Even though they had been what we would call, lukewarm Catholics, scarcely executing their Church obligations by likely to church on Sundays, they reverently placed the plaster plaque on the wall earlier mentioned their bed.

Before long soon after they were being married, they uncovered they have been to know the blessing of providing start to a kid. The couple was overjoyed, but usual of the hardworking bad course of Sicily, points ended up not likely to be quick. They found out Antonina experienced toxemia. This not only triggered her to have excruciating convulsions, the convulsions, at occasions, resulted in her struggling bouts of blindness. On the day of the miracle, August 29th, Antonina was blinded, owing to a seizure ensuing from her convulsions. She was fully blind from 3 in the early morning until 8 thirty that night, when her eyesight was absolutely restored.

She later on wrote that she turned to the impression of the Immaculate Heart of Mary above her mattress, to give thanksgiving to Our Girl for her returned vision, when to her utter astonishment what did she see, but the plaque of Our Lady was crying. She called out to her sister-in-legislation and aunt who, when she recounted what she experienced witnessed, thought she was delusional due to her ailment. She said she then insisted they glance intently at the image of Our Girl. They reluctantly did as she questioned.

When they moved closer to the picture, they too noticed the tears flowing from the eyes of Our Lady, and attested to the actuality they, as nicely, observed some tears run down Her face unto the headboard of her bed. Useless to say, on witnessing the impression crying, they experienced mixed inner thoughts – fright blended with awe and wonderment. They right away established out to recommend the neighbors. They taken out the plaque from the wall and carried it outside so the neighbors could see what they had found. The neighbors could do almost nothing fewer than confirm that which they much too had seen. The impression of our Lady was shedding tears!

Guests came from considerably and in close proximity to to witness the miraculous phenomena for by themselves. People are always on the lookout for the supernatural! Not only the inquisitive came but a very well-revered gentleman in the community, one Mario Messina arrived and after he also observed the tears spilling from the eyes of the impression, he taken out the plaque from the wall to see if possibly the tears have been not coming through the plaster plaque from a hidden reservoir. Upon inspecting it, he could do absolutely nothing but affirm that he could see no evidence disputing the miraculous development of tears on the plaque. They dried the plaque and tears immediately shaped on the dry floor.

As the crowds swelled, jamming on their own into the small residence to see the image, the authorities, with the Jannusos’ authorization, taken out the plaque from the wall and hung it on the outer wall of the home to satisfy the curiosity of all people who had heard of the miraculous event. Seeing the quantities raising, instead than lessening, and obtaining it additional and much more tricky to keep any semblance of order, the neighborhood carabiniere made a decision to carry the plaque to the area law enforcement station. The impression ongoing to weep, even as it was remaining conveyed cautiously to the nearby police station. But as soon as inside of the station, forty minutes experienced not handed when the graphic ceased weeping. Consequently, it was restored to its rightful home – the property wherever the Jannusos lived.

Now, the persons experienced not moved from outdoors the small house. So, at 2 a.m., on Sunday, August the 30th, the plaque, which experienced resumed crying, was put on a pillow for all to see and venerate. Monday, the plaque was pinned to the wall. Whereupon, the people began accumulating tears on handkerchiefs, items of cotton and all kinds of bits of cloth. Our Woman, kind and obliging Mother that She is, was ready to guarantee Her young children that in truth of the matter a miracle experienced occur about – for them! As it was not securely connected to the wall, they resolved to convey the plaque to the property throughout the road and have it positioned on an Altar fashioned just for this reason. The crowds continued to appear. As they approached the impression of Our Lady, they went down on their knees and started praying the Rosary. That done, the Rosary was completed the plaque was carefully carried back to the Jannuso home.

The investigations start off

Listening to of this miracle, 3 monks named on the Jannuso relatives and verified, with their possess eyes, what some others experienced seen – indeed the image on the plaque was weeping! Just one of the monks prudently notified the Chancery. Whereupon, the Chancery convened an inquiry committee comprising perfectly highly regarded priests, 4 researchers, and three reliable witnesses. Glad the combine was perfectly-rounded and balanced, the Chancery directed them to go to the Jannuso property and thoroughly scrutinize the scenario.

The delegation arrived at the Jannuso residence the morning of Tuesday, September the 1st. Our Girl at the time again obliged Her kids and authorized the picture to weep. As the picture of Our Girl was weeping, the delegation diligently inspected the plaque. They were not only equipped to witness the impression weeping, they have been granted the prospect to take a look at the plaque, as the tears had been cascading down the image’s experience, filling the cup the graphic of Our Girl experienced carefully fashioned with Her hand, with which She held out Her heart to Her young children. They found out that, though the front of the plaque was soaked with tears, the back again of the plaque was dry. They meticulously collected a sampling of tears to bring again to the lab for scientific assessment.

The staff of experts went about very carefully collecting roughly twenty drops of liquid in a slender, sterilized tube and poured the liquid into an similarly sterile vial. Thereupon the vial was taken to a lab to be scrutinized comprehensively by chemists and medical professionals. They took this sampling of tears and analyzed them from tears of an grownup and that of a boy or girl. They identified the tears of Our Lady’s image to have the same liquid composition as uncovered in the human tears analyzed. Their summary: The liquid introduced from the plaque in the Jannuso property was like that of the tears of a human becoming.

The assessments were concluded on September 9, 1953 and the results have been verified by the pursuing health professionals: Michele Cassola, Francesco Cotzie, Leopoldo La Rosa and Mario Marietta.

This was what the Church desired! As we know, the Church will deliver the most scrupulous Devil’s Advocates to dispute, if necessary, any questionable features of an alleged wonder. Making use of adult men of Science as well as the Hierarchy, when the conclusions proved over and above a shadow of a doubt the veracity of the miraculous incidence, then Mom Church was no cost to act and act She did!

The Archbishop of Syracuse paid out a take a look at to the Jannuso residence and inspected the plaque and saying very little, returned the adhering to working day to pray the Rosary, along with the throng that had congregated. His acceptance was joined by the a lot of other Bishops who experienced visited the Jannuso residence and witnessed the flowing of the tears. Then Cardinal Ernesto Ruffini built the adhering to statement on a radio broadcast December 13th:

“Soon after very carefully sifting of the several stories, after obtaining pointed out the favourable results of the diligent chemical investigation beneath which the tears gathered have been examined, we have unanimously announced the judgment that the reality of the specifics can’t be put in doubt.”

That not sufficient? On Oct 17th, 1954, His Holiness Pope Pius XII further more affirmed the miraculous tears with the pursuing declaration on national radio:

“…we admit the unanimous declaration of the Episcopal Conference held in Sicily on the actuality of that party. Will males realize the mysterious language of people tears?”

Reference: “The Several Faces of Mary – guide II”