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March 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims wailed, wept and prayed Saturday under a blazing sun as they awaited an appearance by the Virgin Mary. Only a handful claimed they saw an apparition. Word of an expected apparition swept the Philippines, Asia's only predominantly Roman Catholic country, after a 12-year-old self-styled seer, Judiel Nieva, claimed to have seen the Virgin on the first Saturday of every month since 1989.
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NATIONAL
May 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A stain under a Chicago highway bridge that had drawn hundreds of faithful who thought it resembled the Virgin Mary was painted over by a road crew after a vandal defaced the image. Chicago police said they charged Victor Gonzalez, 37, with damage to state property after he allegedly used black shoe polish to paint "big lie" on the yellow and white stain, which had become the site of an impromptu shrine for the last three weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1992 | BERT ELJERA
As the candles were lighted, the faces of the mostly elderly people who were crowded in front of the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to take on a solemn glow. The leader, with rosary beads in the fingers of one hand, intoned the litany to the Virgin Mary as the rest responded: "Pray for us."
NATIONAL
April 22, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A wall stain that some believe depicts the Virgin Mary drew scores of faithful to a gritty Chicago underpass that has become a shrine with flowers, candles and prayers. The image, which highway engineers said probably was formed by leaking water and winter road salt from the highway above, first began drawing visitors last week. Their numbers have grown daily, causing traffic tie-ups. Highway officials said they planned to leave the wall alone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1998 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wayne Wassell parked his wheelchair in front of a 6-foot statue of the Virgin Mary, hoping for a miracle. A lapsed churchgoer, Wassell was paralyzed three months ago when a blood clot lodged in his spine. On Saturday, he was on the UC Irvine campus, among a gathering of more than 5,000 Marianists, people with a fervent devotion to the Virgin Mary.
NEWS
October 14, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
More than 100,000 people descended on Nancy Fowler's farm Tuesday to hear the last of the annual messages the homemaker said she relays from the Virgin Mary. Fowler, 47, said Mary had visited her earlier in the day inside her small farmhouse about 30 miles east of Atlanta. "My dear children, I have come to be with you today as your loving mother to instruct you. Children, please live your life in full union with God.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
Modern art does not express the religious beliefs of many Americans. In a survey to determine favorite images of Mary, respondents chose familiar portrayals ranging from a Renaissance Madonna to a pre-Raphaelite Madonna and Child. Modern abstract Expressionist art, along with Romanesque art and Byzantine icons, were the least popular among all age groups surveyed by the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1993 | CARMEN VALENCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The golden-robed Madonna, with hands folded in prayer and a serene expression, nearly made Lorenzo Pena cry. Never mind that the ceramic statue was but one of more than 300 Madonnas lining several display cases at the San Fernando Mission. That particular depiction of the mother of Jesus spoke to his heart. "It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen," said a visibly emotional Pena, a Pacoima resident who recently viewed the Madonna exhibit. "That one has something like hope.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1994 | From Associated Press
For the chance of beholding an apparition of the Mother of God, Monica Banuelos made the long trek with eight members of her family in one of 10 buses from Juarez, Mexico, to a farm in Georgia. "Why?" she said of her pilgrimage. "Because we love the Virgin." Banuelos and tens of thousands of true believers from all 50 states as well as other nations have been drawn to the home of Nancy Fowler, a homemaker from Conyers, Ga., who claims the Virgin Mary appeared to her on Oct. 13, 1990.
NEWS
February 1, 1993 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
For nearly two millennia the Virgin Mary has been venerated as the exemplar of feminine perfection. A holy enigma, she was both mother and virgin. She spoke with angels. She was the consort of God. Although meek and lowly, she was blessed among women as the mother of Jesus, the midwife of salvation, the new Eve in the new Eden. Such is the picture of the perfect mother and woman painted by 2,000 years of church tradition and popular piety.
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