of light in Argentina
In 1992, a cover story about a cross of light appearing in Argentina was
published in the Argentinian magazine Sin límites. In a
recent interview the article's author Carlos A.Molinah revealed that the
media never showed an interest in this event, and that the miracle largely
the article related, a cross of light appeared on 25 August 1991 in the
house of José and Reina, a young couple living in the town of Ingeniero
Maschwitz, Escobar, 35 km northwest of the capital Buenos Aires. At dusk
on that day they saw a cross formation in a window of their living room,
which at first took the form of a silver cross. The caramelcoloured glass,
flat on one side and slightly protruding on the other, was set in an exterior
window looking onto the street.
José tells how the Madonna appeared to him in a dream, asking them
to pray and build a small chapel in the house. Since José is a
builder, he built one rightaway near the window, and put a small statue
of the Madonna in it.
Word spread like wildfire: when neighbours knew of the appearance of the
cross, they rushed to the couple's house to observe the phenomenon. People
from other provinces soon flocked to the area, too. Healings were reported,
and many saw the Madonna, or a kind of blue cloak around the cross. Others
could feel an overwhelming energy in the place. Reactions were varied,
but the event left noone unaffected.
Carlos Molina, a philosopher and a 'nonCatholic', travelled to see it:
"I went there to describe objectively what I saw, and I think my
openminded. I wasn't predisposed to believe or disbelieve in this appearance,
but I was certainly not eager to discredit the phenomenon."
What Molina saw was, indeed, a cross of light appearing in a windowpane,
visible at night both from outside and inside the house. He took some
photographs but Reina was concerned that the cross probably would not
come out in the photograph. She said many people, including some television
journalists with hightech equipment had taken photographs, with no results.
When he developed the film, however, the cross was clearly visible, appearing
exactly as he had seen them. These photographs are the only ones available
of the phenomenon.
"My attitude must have been the correct one," Molina remarks,
"because I didn't make any hasty conclusions about what I witnessed.
other professionals tried to look for a scientific explanation of this
event. Even the Church and the local archbishop didn't pay it particular
attention. But I can only say there is not a scientific explanation for
this phenomenon: some scientists put forward the theory that since a side
of the glass surface is pyramidal, the light going through it gets polarized.
But in fact everyone realized that was not the case. The cross was clearly
visible from all sides,
with light coming either from inside or outside the house."
Although the cross remained for quite a long time, it is no longer there
today, according to Carlos Molina; José and Reina have since moved
and cannot be traced.
"After the excitement it produced, and the many people it attracted,
interest in the event faded," notes Molina. "My impression when
I visited José and
Reina, months after the first appearance of the cross, was that they were
somewhat downhearted. They clearly understood the event as a miraculous
manifestation of the Madonna or Jesus, but were disappointed that it was
not more extensively reported. Out of that cross, they said, irradiated
a strong energy of love; everyone could feel it. And the world desperately
needs nowadays to respond to this energy of love."
Many local people shared the same feeling: "These happenings are
something good for our current difficult times," said a young female
teacher. "People need clear signs which prop up their faith and hope."
Molina acknowledges that the experience of seeing the cross of light was
impressive and genuine. "Maybe those who follow up these wondrous
events happening around the world, and draw parallels with other similar
phenomena, can reach interesting and meaningful conclusions. We must
understand that we are entering a different, new time; the sign of the
times - as St Paul would have said - has to be recognized by ourselves
Source: Share International
from: Share International December 2000
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