The event was first noticed by a maid called Sunita who works in the institution on Saturday around 11. 30 am when she came to clean the chapel. “Today when I was about to wipe and clean the statue of Mother Mary with a cloth I found tears of blood rolling from Mother Mary’s eyes. I cried aloud. I couldn’t believe my eyes so I rubbed the blood from the statue but the flow continued” Sunitha said. The priest in charge of the house, Fr. Joy Kizhakkayil CMI, said, “As I came inside the chapel. I could see Sunitha holding the statue and shivering, praying and crying aloud to Mother Mary”.
Ms. Mary, a Senior staff nurse at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), who was present in the monastery when the event took place said, she could see the tears of blood of Mary and she touched it with reverence and fear. “The news spread quickly and soon people started rushing to the chapel” said Brother George CMI. Some 65 catholic families living in the surrounding areas also rushed to see the miracle. By evening some three thousand people had visited the statue. “Due to the rush the police had to be called”, he added.
Another flow of blood was seen Sunday when Fr. Kizhakkayil came to the chapel to offer the Holy Mass. “Now the flow was heavy and the blood was falling on the table where the statue was kept,” he said. He said that they have also took the blood samples and got it tested at the St. Joseph Hospital nearby. “The result has shown that the blood group is B+ve,” he added.
Visitors and faithful are bringing and keeping the rosary on the blood clotted statue and praying rosaries continuously in the chapel. he event took place at the personal chapel of CMI Bhavan where at present a new wing for the Christ College, Bangalore is under construction. The statue was bought from St. Paul’s Centre, New Delhi few months ago.