Virgin Mary and Jesus seen through hospital windows

PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 12 November, 2012, 3:45am

Hundreds of Catholics who gathered to worship outside a Malaysian hospital after an image said to resemble the Virgin Mary was seen on one of its windows now say an image of Jesus can also be seen nearby.

Pictures of the first "miracle" image were widely circulated among local Christians on Facebook and drew large numbers to the Sime Darby Medical Centre just outside Kuala Lumpur.

As the crowd prayed on Sunday, their attention was drawn to the second window, where an image of the adult Jesus Christ was said to be visible.

"We believe Mary, mother of God, has a message for us, as she is looking down on us and then at a Malaysian flag," said Eunice Fernandez, a 54-year-old housewife who lives nearby.

"We can also see Jesus and he is also moving, they are not static," she added. Others in the crowd said they had touched the glass and had not felt any paint. The hospital has now restricted access to the window.

Nearly 100 Catholics were still at the hospital last night, lighting candles, singing hymns and saying prayers. Several tourist buses added to the congestion.

Some of the worshippers had travelled more than 300 kilometres from Singapore to see the images on the seventh-floor window.

Sime Darby, a Malaysian conglomerate which owns the private hospital, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Father Lawrence Andrew, editor of Malaysia's Catholic newspaper the Herald, said the church would need to verify the authenticity of the images and "the experiences of the witnesses". He said: "It could be private revelations. We have to make sure they are not imagined but real apparitions."