Virgin Mary image in M'sia becomes clearer

Subang Jaya (The Star/ANN) - The image of what some are claiming to be that of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a medical centre's windows here in Subang Jaya has continued to draw people from all over Malaysia.

Many eyewitnesses, some of whom had been visiting Sime Darby Medical Centre for several days, said the image had "grown clearer" since Saturday.

Malacca-Johor Diocesan Pastoral Institute director Rev Deacon Dr Sherman Kuek said if the immediate result actually excited deeper faith among the Catholics, it was a good thing.

"But even so, this by no means confirms the authenticity of the image as an apparition of Mary," said Rev Kuek, who holds a doctorate in theology.

He advised Catholics to always keep their attention on Jesus Christ.

Traffic along the medical centre was heavy yesterday, with many parking their cars along the side of the road to see the image.

Some were seen taking photographs with their various electronic gadgets while others prayed and sang hymns.

"The image was brighter and clearer than yesterday. It is certainly different," said student Kyle Lim, 21.

Some eyewitnesses reported seeing another image forming on one of the windows below, which they claimed resembled the face of Jesus.

A large group of people, mostly Catholics, gathered below the area at the new wing of the hospital yesterday, lighting candles, singing hymns and reciting prayers.

Special containers for people to place candles were also set up there.

Several claimed the colour and position of the image also changed.

Businessman Sheree Rao, 21, who went up inside to get a close look at the window, said the image was only visible from the outside.

"I touched the glass, thinking it could be paint or something else. But there was nothing,'' he added.

Student Nicole Jo Pereira, 20, said she believed the image was a call for people to do good deeds.

Teacher Kenneth Fong, 27, said he was sure of an image on the window. "But whether it's from God, I don't know."

Photographs of the image, believed to have appeared several days ago, have gone viral on Facebook.

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