place for a miracle
In 1992 St.
Jude's Church in Barberton, Ohio at what once was a barbershop has
a Icon that brought awe to those who saw it's tears. In
a tiny church located in the industrial section of a small Ohio
town, a painting of the Virgin Mary has been seen by thousands
weeping. At St Jude Church in Barberton, Ohio, tears were reported
to flow from the Virgin's eyes on the two-by-three-foot painting.
The Icon is painted on canvas and backed by wood.
have happened at this small church. 48 hours ran a special on miracle
cures and they spoke to Erma Sutton who doctors told her she was
going to have a amputation on her leg for a bad infection. But after
a prayer before the Icon she was cured. Erma's doctor after examining
her asked her if she had gone to see the weeping Icon. He was amazed
at how her leg had recovered. There was many reports of rosaries
turning gold and the scent of roses were often reported. People
also said they saw the miracle of the sun.
St Jude's pastor,
Father Roman, like many of the visitors to the church, believes
the event in Barberton is a miracle "a sign of compassion from
God." He says of the painting: "If it gives some blessing,
we'd like people to come and see it. We want to try to bring people
back to church and God."