A shrine to the Sicilian statue was consecrated in 1994 by Saint John Paul II during his papacy. “They are tears of sorrow for those who reject God’s love, for families separated or having difficulties, for young people threatened by consumer civilization and often disoriented, by the violence that still causes so much bloodshed, and by misunderstandings and the hatreds that open deep chasms between men and peoples,” he said then.
This holy, beautiful church and sanctuary in Syracusa, Sicily houses the statue of the miraculous Virgin Mary that wept for four days back in 1953. – To be able to feel the awe that comes from being there in person is an unforgettable experience. Some f… https://t.co/LOIlDfrNCw pic.twitter.com/lCMRRDche6— Ethan Hunter (@theasset) October 16, 2020
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