The believers say a statue of the 4-foot tall statue recently acquired a tear-stained cheek.
On Monday students from St. Mary’s came out of church after confession, paused at the statute to pray and noticed what they reported as a tear on the face that has created a stain that runs down her cheek.
Ever since then word began to spread and visitors near and far have been flocking to see firsthand.
They take pictures, they talk among themselves and they pray.
The parish pastor Father Theodore Mens, who did not want to go on camera, says he is a little skeptical. He says there must be a natural explanation, be it the cold or the the melting of the snow.
But if the statute brings people closer to God then he’s okay with it.
By Patrick Elwood