Something more than a miracle: Wattala Parish Priest

9 December 2017 10:15 am - 29     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The picture of Jesus Christ where droplets of sweat were seen emerging from the forehead at St. Anne’s Church in Wattala depitcs something more than a miracle, St. Anne’s Church Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Sanjeev Mendis told Daily Mirror yesterday.

He said the miraculous incident enhanced the faith of the people in Jesus Christ more and motivated them to believe the presence of the Lord, the Savior.

“More people are flocking together and praying the Lord. People seem more repentant for the sins they have committed against the Lord. That’s really a deed of God,” Fr. Mendis said.

When speaking with the lay people who gather around the miraculous image of Jesus, Ushantha Rajapasa claimed it were actual tears of Jesus who was crucified and resurrected. “I presume this will be a significant message from the Lord to renew the life of the people,” he said.

Ms. Shromi Nirmal said it was a visible symbol to signify that Jesus Christ is dwelling among us.

Mohan Kumarapperuma said a miracle has happened in his life after witnessing this miracle.

“It is something I have been looking for but nothing happened. Once I was praying before the image, I was informed that what we as a family were hoping for has become a reality. Praise the Lord,” he said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

Pix by: Waruna Wanniarachchi


  Comments - 29

  • The truth is Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:39 AM

    Sometime back , water was constantly dripping from the feet of a statue of Jesus in a church in Europe. People were mesmerized and collected it as holy water and drank it , thinking that it will cure their diseases. Proper research , showed later that the water was a result of a blocked , seeping drainage.

    Joe Saturday, 09 December 2017 09:59 PM

    Let God will Judge Us!!! believe or Not believe

    AjithZ Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:45 AM

    You should not talk or give any publicity without doing proper investigation. If it is proved due to natural reasons, you and the entire catholic church will become the laughing stock of all people.

    Anthony Sunday, 10 December 2017 10:21 AM

    Yes 100% agree with you.

    jayaweera Friday, 15 December 2017 10:14 AM

    Yes, the priest and others are making conclusions too fast without any investigations whatsoever. Very foolish to say the least. I doubt the the miracle aspect.

    Unchikun Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:50 AM

    Delusion at its best>

    lkboy Saturday, 09 December 2017 11:17 AM

    And we are living in the 21st century.

    neil Saturday, 09 December 2017 11:55 AM

    Carlo Fonseka Ocver to you Ape karlo Devian KaloPlease explain!

    conscience Saturday, 09 December 2017 12:02 PM

    No miracle. Only a scientific reason behind it.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 09 December 2017 12:22 PM

    When I see drops on the outside of my beer glass, I know that Bacchus the god of wine is with me.

    Nimal Saturday, 09 December 2017 12:34 PM

    With respect to Rev. Fr. Mendis, I wish to say here that everything pertaining to our faith comes from the Bible which is the Word of God. There is nothing like this is ever mentioned anywhere in the Bible. It clearly says that our our "Faith comes from hearing and hearing by the Word of God" (Romans 10:17) which is Jesus whose incarnation we celebrate in Christmas. The faith comes only from Him, the "Word" (Logos) Faith cannot comes from the human drawings of Jesus Christ. All I too have to say just like a DM reader - Anton, a strong Catholic had very correctly commented yesterday yesterday "Jesus Christ may be crying to see these reports from Wattala Church"

    Pagan Saturday, 09 December 2017 01:54 PM

    Don't forget to make a donation to this church or to your local church.

    Unchikun Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:00 PM

    Blind faith has disastrous results. This not only applies to religion but also politics. Most religious beliefs were preached when the people thought the world was flat and all objects in the universe rotated around the earth. The Chinese went further and said the China was the center of the earth (if you can read Chinese characters you can see this).

    emmanuel Saturday, 09 December 2017 02:29 PM

    Rod Saturday, 09 December 2017 04:46 PM

    Do not commit sins by lying to the gullible....god delusion

    SAM SPARROW Saturday, 09 December 2017 04:57 PM

    Do God still exist? Whatever man, I'm gonna go and watch Star wars.

    nelum Saturday, 09 December 2017 05:09 PM

    Many people believe in miracles irrespective of religion. Can we not accept such child like faith and innocent beliefs when they do us no harm? Anything that draws people to prayer is far better than the many evils that plague our society today.

    Mike Saturday, 09 December 2017 05:51 PM

    This is all about nothing but a pure cheating and an attempt to make the people mock. Do not try to put all the people in the belief of mockery!

    Yeti Saturday, 09 December 2017 06:16 PM

    Lord Jesus is sad at what is going in this country!

    Ursula Saturday, 09 December 2017 08:56 PM

    Where in the Bible does it say that pictures of Jesus will show miracles??it's time the Priests told the truth to people.otherwise he will be responsible to God for hiding the truth.

    Deepal Sunday, 10 December 2017 06:30 AM

    The modern world is conquered by wicked and selfish evil souls like never before who are full of greed / ego and cruelty and are enslaved to a currency note shamelessly forgetting all the values or ethics to live by and humanity is almost in extinct now and even if God appears in the flesh there will be the living devils who will insult his existence as they did long years ago....majority of people worship money as their God like slaves so no point in telling them about miracles or God as they will never believe it. the people with faith will always see the light and be saved..

    Lucas Sunday, 10 December 2017 07:49 AM

    John 17:6-9

    Angel Sunday, 10 December 2017 08:54 AM

    faith should be in the heart. Going behind tears, water or blood is nothing.Useless and shame.

    Nihal Amarasekera Sunday, 10 December 2017 10:39 AM

    These "Miracles" do happen on and off on statues of different religious figures since we ARE HUMANS.

    Mason Sunday, 10 December 2017 05:46 PM

    You have faith in God, you'll accept Miracles.

    Baron Baaron Sunday, 10 December 2017 10:07 PM

    Yes, something more than a miracle, if you know PHYSICS

    Savindra Godakanda Monday, 11 December 2017 11:25 AM

    What a Sad faith they made up .

    fareed Monday, 11 December 2017 03:15 PM

    Christianity needs miracles on and off.

    stanely Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:30 AM

    priest was doing bull with our religion .We are catholic .we no need any pictures which droplets sweat .........who creates this bulshits .must be she /he doesnt have any faith or some thing happend do that person mind

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