Friday, August 18, 2006

Our Lady of Chocolate

Fantastic news from California today:
Sweet Mary, mother of God?
Workers at candy company see form of Virgin Mary in chocolate
Friday, August 18, 2006; Posted: 3:31 a.m. EDT (07:31 GMT)

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California (AP) -- Workers at a chocolate company have discovered a 2-inch-tall (5-centimeter-tall) column of chocolate drippings that they believe bears a striking resemblance to traditional depictions of the Virgin Mary.

Since the discovery of the drippings under a vat on Monday, employees of Bodega Chocolates have spent much of their time hovering over the tiny figure, praying and placing rose petals and candles around it.

"I was raised to believe in the Virgin Mary, but this still gives me the chills," company co-owner Martucci Angiano said as she balanced the dark brown figure in her hand during an interview Thursday. "Everyone should see this."

Indeed they should...

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