Gallery of Religious Mysteries and Miracles

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Apparitions: Marian Apparition in Egypt

Apparitions: Marian Apparition in Egypt
Apparitions: Marian Apparition in Egypt.

Do miracles really happen in the modern world? If so, do we have the evidence? Here is a gallery of fascinating photos of anomalies, mysteries and miracles from around the world.

This is one of the few photographs that allegedly actually shows an apparition of the Virgin Mary. It is one of the many visions that was seen in 1968, when the Virgin appeared atop a Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mary in the town of Zeitoun, a suburb of Cairo, Egypt. The vision was actually shown on Egyptian television. The apparition was first spotted by two car mechanics who thought it was a nun in a white habit about to jump off the roof. The vision appeared on and off for about two years.

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Apparitions: Marian Apparition in Hungary

Apparitions: Marian Apparition in Hungary
Apparitions: Marian Apparition in Hungary.

This is a rare color photo of an apparition of the Virgin Mary. It was taken on September 3, 1989 when an art restorer asked someone to take a picture of him on the scaffolding as he was working on a painting behind the altar. When he turned around, he saw the glowing figures of what looked like the Blessed Mother and a small child. The photographer did not see this vision, yet it appeared in the resulting photograph.

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Incorruptibles: Paul of Moll

Incorruptibles: Paul of Moll
Incorruptibles: Paul of Moll.

In July 1899, the body of the Very Reverend Father Paul of Moll was exhumed. The Flemish Benedictine priest had died in 1896. After three years, his body was in a perfect state of preservation.

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Stigmata: Nun with Stigmata

Stigmata: Nun with Stigmata
Stigmata: Nun with Stigmata.

There have been many people throughout the ages who claim to suffer the stigmata - the wounds Christ suffered at the crucifixion - that spontaneously and mysteriously appear on their hands, feet or head. In the 1950s, Sister Elena Ajello of Calabrai, Italy was one such person.

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Stigmata: Hand Stigmata

Stigmata: Hand Stigmata
Stigmata: Hand Stigmata.

Antonio Ruffini of Italy has had stigmata on his hands for over 40 years. The would go clear through his palms and have been examined by doctors, who offer no rational explanation. Also, the wounds never become infected as they normally would.

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Stigmata: Feet Stigmata

Stigmata: Feet Stigmata
Stigmata: Feet Stigmata.

Giorgio Bongiovanni developed this unusual stigmata during a visit to the shrine at Fatima. Part of a UFO cult, Bongiovanni claims that he's seen both Mary and Jesus arrive in flying saucers. Jesus, he said, was wearing fuchsia-colored overalls. He also has stigmata on his feet and all wounds bleed almost daily.

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Bleeding Statue of Mary

Bleeding Statue of Mary
Bleeding Statue of Mary.

A bleeding "Rosa Mystica" statue of the Virgin Mary; 1982.

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Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin
Shroud of Turin.

This centuries-old cloth is thought by many faithful to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, and that it miraculously bears his image. Skeptics believe that it is a clever forgery. So far, several forensic tests have been unable to definitively support either claim. For up-to-date information on the shroud, visit the Shroud of Turin website.