Church gets window with Virgin Mary image

2012-11-13 10:01

Kuala Lumpur — A Malaysian church is taking possession of a hospital window that has attracted hundreds of people who believe it bears an image of the Virgin Mary.

Prayerful crowds of Roman Catholics have gathered outside the Sime Darby Medical Centre in a suburb near Kuala Lumpur since last weekend after an image believed to resemble the Virgin Mary was spotted on the hospital's seventh-floor window.

Reverend Simon Labrooy of the suburb's Church of St Thomas More says he met with hospital officials and agreed the crowd situation could affect medical emergency services.

He said in a statement late on Monday that the hospital glass panel would be moved to a church and tested by theologians and religious authorities.

Christians comprise nearly 10% of Muslim-majority Malaysia's population.

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-11-13 10:28

    "an image believed to resemble the Virgin Mary" - OK now, how does anyone know what the Virgin Mary looked like?

      andreviljoenjoubert - 2012-11-19 18:18

      They depicted (painted) her that way in the Renaissance age. Got the description from an 1500 year old drunk who saw her working the streets to feed baby Jesus. True story

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-11-13 11:07


  • erick.birdy - 2012-11-13 11:12

    FUZZY, You are talking bs. Mother Nature created all. Period

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-13 11:14

    Has anyone tried to simply wash the window?

      enzo.ball.3 - 2012-11-13 11:25

      No, but that's gonna be the "god test". If it comes off with lukewarm water and a dash of Sunlight, it's NOT a godly image, but if it withstands anything more than 7 scrubs with Handy Andy, we have a holy window.

      diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-13 11:57

      Or maybe a sandblast?

      andreviljoenjoubert - 2012-11-19 18:23

      @Enzo.Ha HA. More than 7 scrubs you'll have a window with a hole. Is that what you meant with holy?

  • leroy.reynolds.353 - 2012-11-13 11:20


  • andrew.austin.718 - 2012-11-13 13:02

    // tested by theologians and religious authorities// OMG I nearly choked on my popcorn. I bet they interrogate it for hours to check if it supports the Pope.

      albert.m.burger - 2012-11-13 13:59

      And if it does not they will burn it

      little.learner.7 - 2012-11-20 10:00

      What kind of tests do they subject it to? Do they pray about it or do they try to wash it with holy water?

  • Riaan Venter - 2012-11-13 13:45

    What is the difference between christians and the ANC???? nothing they are both followers of empty promises !!!!

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-13 15:31

    "So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence." (Bertrand Russell)

      mark.a.fysh - 2012-11-13 20:57

      Talking about Bertrand Russel, tea anyone?

  • charmaine.hoffmann.1 - 2012-11-19 17:05

    Looks more like bird poo that have partly been washed down...

  • wordis.word.1 - 2012-11-20 11:15

    looks more like a dolphin swimming really fast underwater.

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