The residents of an Argentine town claim an image of the Virgin Mary has appeared on the trunk of a palm tree.
Local residents have gathered on Habegger street in the city of Reconquista, in the northern Argentine province of Santa Fe to take pictures and pray in front of the image on the palm tree they claim looks like the Virgin Mary.
Yolanda Rios, the owner of the house in front of the palm tree where the Virgin Mary appeared, told local media: “I was told by a neighbour, Miriam Grenon, on Monday afternoon.
She said when her friend found her she told her: “‘I have a gift for you’, and she asked me ‘what do you see in the palm tree?’”
“I said ‘I see the Virgin’, it was a real joy.”
She added: “Since then, I have kept praying to the Virgin, last night there were quite a few neighbours there, they took some pictures but today a lot of people went, they were praying the rosary, a lot of people are coming to see her.
“She (the Virgin) is asking us to pray, she has come here to bless the neighbourhood, the city, the country and the ill people.”
Another local resident, who was not named in reports, said: “For me, it is the Virgin, it is a message, I am speechless. Everyone sees what they want to see.”
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