Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Believers gather to see 'crying' Mary statue
GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- In the living room of a modest home in Glendale, they come to pray.
Some become emotional over a statue of Mary. In the Armenian Catholic community, she's Maryam.
Since last Monday, people from Glendale, and as far away as Pasadena and Montebello, have come to pray to her.
According to the homeowner, Ana Hid, who said she's a deeply religious woman, the statue started to shine, it felt oily.
"She was shining," Hid said. "I grabbed the statue, and my hand, it was all oily."
Word got out, and some admit they were curious to see what was going on inside.
"What I see is people filled with hope," said Rosie Rizo of Los Angeles. "I think there are a lot of families asking for help in different aspects of their lives, and are praying for a better today and a better tomorrow."
See why Mary of Rome is not the Mary of the Bible.