Mystical Rose Statue wept in a chapel in Brooklyn, New York

 

 

Use with permission from Charles J. Herbert Sr.

 

This Mystical Rose Statue wept in a chapel in Brooklyn, New York, Friday, May 18, 1984. Often copiously, and for weeks afterwards. Like the Rosa Mystica statue that wept in Chicago in June of the same year, this statue came from Montichiari, Italy, where the original Rosa Mystica statue of this type originated some years ago. To the photographer of this statue, the tears tased salty and imperceptily sweet. His efforts to wipe away the tears dripping from her cheek chin, repeatedly sponging them, only resulted in new tears welling up in the eyes.

 

Photo/story from book titled Mary, Why do you cry? Written by Father Albert J. Hebert, S.M. by Father Hebert.