Thursday, May 13, 2004

Bleeding Crucifix in Small Eskimo Village

From iobserve:

"Reports that a crucifix started bleeding from classic stigmata points has drawn visitors to a remote Alaskan village church.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Marshall, an Eskimo village of about 360 people, has been abuzz since the Easter Vigil, when a group of parishioners say the church's main crucifix began to bleed from the feet, hands and side.

Anna Polty, 73, claims she saw something happening to the crucifix during the April 10 Easter Vigil. And after the vigil, when the parishioners were downstairs having a snack, Polty's friend, Sophie Shorty, whispered in her ear that the crucifix was starting to bleed. Both women went back upstairs to see.

'Where they nailed his hands, and on his feet and on that cut on his side it was starting to bleed,' Polty told The Catholic Anchor, Anchorage archdiocesan newspaper. 'His knee was starting to bleed too, and his elbow too. Started sliding down, all that blood.' "