Hundreds head to Hobbs church to witness ‘crying’ Our Lady of Guadalupe statue
SOME ARE CALLING IT A MIRACLE. PEOPLE ARE COMING FROM ALL OVER TO VISIT A HOBBS CHURCH AFTER HEARING IT )S OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE STATUE STARTED TO CRY DURING MASS YESTERDAY. NEWS 13 )S ELENA MENDOZA IS LIVE AT THE OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH WITH STORY. KIM – PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LINING UP ALL NIGHT AND DAY TO PRAY IN FRONT OF THE STATUE. HUNDREDS HAVE ALREADY BEEN HERE..AND THE CHURCH IS EXPECTING MANY MORE TO COME. Paul Campos/Attends Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church “It is a miracle, nothing short of a miracle.” WORSHIPPERS FROM ACROSS NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS ARE DRIVING TO SEE WHAT MANY BELIEVE TO BE AN ACT OF GOD. Alice Rivas/Drove from Denver City, TX “We immediately came, we had to see this for ourselves.” ALICE RIVAS, HEARD ABOUT IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SHE DROVE 40 MINUTES FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO JUST TO TOUCH THE STATUE, AND PRAY BEFORE IT. ALICE RIVAS :you just get all jittery, I mean you just you just cry..i couldn )t help but just tears PARISHIONERS SAY THE TEARS STARTED TO FALL ON SUNDAY, Rev. Jose Segura/Guadalupe Catholic Church “TRANSLATOR You )re never too prepared for something like this. What he did, was he wanted to call the bishop from Las Cruces right away to see what he needs to do because he )s never encountered anything like this.” FATHER JOSE SEGURA SAYS PARISHONERS NOTICED THEM AFTER SUNDAY )S NOON MASS. Rev. Jose Segura/Guadalupe Catholic Church “TRANSLATOR He noticed that a lot of people were coming up to Our Lady and started touching her. That )s when everybody started noticing she was weeping.” FATHER SEGURA BELIEVES SHE )S CRYING BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE RECENT VIOLENCE IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD. Paul Campos/Attends Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church “You can even get a scent of her presence. You can smell roses in her tears. I )ve got a tissue that I )ve taken, wiped from her mantle.” THE FAITHFUL WHO WITNESSED IT, SAY IT )S NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE… Marcelo Servin/Attends Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church ” I actually saw how she was dripping, and that )s when I took the video…and it )s just incredible. MARCELO SERVIN, WHO HAS CANCER AND LUPUS, ALSO BELIEVES THE VIRGIN ..HAS HEALING POWERS. Marcelo Servin/Attends Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church “Ever since I got here, for some reason, I )ve been feeling good, I )ve been out of bed doing stuff around the house.” THE FATHER TELLS US THE STATUE WAS BUILT IN MEXICO AND WAS ON LOAN TO THIS CHURCH. THEY WILL NOW TRY TO KEEP IT PERMANENTLY. THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LAS CRUCES HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE. KIM, BACK TO YOU. OK ELENA. THE ARCHDIOCESE TELLS US THE CHURCH TREATS THEIR INVESTIGATION IN A VERY SCIENTIFIC WAY. THOSE AT THE CHURCH TELL US THE “SUPPOSED” TEARS WERE SOAKED UP AT ONE POINT WITH COTTON BALLS AND PRESERVED AS PART OF THAT INVESTIGATION.