On October 12, 1995 I stopped in the main chapel where there is a magnificent statue of Our Lady of Grace, similar to the one in Medjugorje. I wanted to make a spiritual visit and with seven pictures remaining in my camera, I wanted to take some pictures of the beautiful statue.

Mentally, I was talking to Our Lady with my concerns and petitions. All of a sudden after taking the first picture, the statue moved and Our Lady seemed real to me. I started crying and then took a second picture. I couldn't believe how real She was! It was as if the rest of the world was gone, I will never forget it! I went to take a third picture and Our Lady was gone.

Two weeks later when getting my pictures back I almost had a heart attack Our Lady is real on the second picture! I took the negatives back to the photo developer. When looking at the "real picture" he said, "This is a positive negative. . . that has substance." I asked, "What does that mean?" He answered, "This is not a negative of a statue. . . but of a real live person.

On the evening of November 8, 1995 during the night, I had a "continuous voice dream". It was a loving female voice that told me the reasons that this happened to me:

(1) So that all will know that Jesus and I are really with you.
(2) To thank my dear Priest here for all of his love and devotion and for all of his many trips to Medjugorje.
(3) To let you know that your prayers are being heard.

My 'earthly Mother' always told me that I had two Mothers, that Jesus gave us His Mother while on the cross at Calvary. My Mother told me that when she could not be with me, my Heavenly Mother, Mary, would always be with me!

I promised Our Lady that I would share this wonderful gift. Please share it with others and know that in this life of troubles you are not alone. . . Our Lord and Our Lady are really with us!

"Thank you Dear Jesus for allowing Your Holy Mother to visit us!"

- one of Her children