Kamakailan ay naging laman ng mga usap usapan ang di umano ay imahe ng Our Mother of Perpetual Help sa pinutol at napinturahang sanga ng punong mangga sa Redemptorist church, lungsod ng Lipa.
Ang naturang pangyayari ay napabalita na rin sa TV 10 Batangas at sa ilan pang lokal na pahayagan sa probinsya. Itinuturing ng ilan na ang naganap na pangyayari ay isang himala o milagro pero ano nga ba ang tunay na pahayag ng simbahan ukol dito?
Ang mga sumusunood na teksto ay mula sa mga nakapaskil na paunawa sa mismong lugar ng pangyayari.
Statement Of The Redemptorists Regarding The Occurence Of An “Image” on the Cut Branch of A Mango Tree At THe Redemptorist Church Compound, Lipa City
History:On Tuesday, March 24, our church staff cut some branches of the mango tree that are hanging over the church roof extension, we are presently repairing. After cutting the branches, they painted the cut area to prevent it from rotting.On Sunday, March 29, 2009 a pious church goer noticed an image on the portion of the tree but did not tell anyone about it.
On Tuesday, March 31 the same person shared with others what he saw. More people came to notice the “image” which many said somewhat resembled the picture of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
On Wednesday, April 1, more and more people saw it and shared news with others. Up to the present there has been continuous flow of people.
Like other church goers and visitors, we noticed an “image” – which some suggest to be similar to that of Our Mother of Perpetual Help -on the cut branch of a mango tree next to our church.
We are praying for discernment to know what this might be and what it might mean. While we notice many obvious signs of faith from those who come, we are not encouraging people to come and we are not discouraging them either.
We have made contact with proper church authorities and we submit to them for further action on this matter. We urge to remain open and to exercise caution in their reaction.
signed by the Rector of the Redemptorist Community of Lipa, Fr. Ernie Garcia, C.Ss.R on April 5, 2009
Himala man o hindi, maganda ang naidulot ng naturang imaheng nabuo sa pinutol na sanga. Marami ang nagsasabi na ito ay maaring milagro. Tulad ng pahayag ng isa naming nakapanayam, “Sa dinami-dami na pwedeng mabuong image, bakit ang imahe ng Mother of Perpetual Help ang nabuo? Nakakapagtaka. Mapapadasal ka lang talaga.”
Sa huli sinasabing wala namang masama kung maniniwala tayo o hindi ang mahalaga ay manatitli sa bawat isa ang isang matibay at di matitinag na pananampalataya.