Woman "finds" BVM in her Fireplace
It was the night of Easter Sunday, and as the Refugio woman cried and prayed in the large dining room of her home, she looked up and thought she saw an image of the Virgin Mary in a stone above her fireplace.A few moments later, she was called into the other room and forgot about the image.
Connie did not remember what she had seen until April 19, when the couple hosted a spaghetti dinner for some fellow parishioners from St. James Catholic Church. A friend noticed the image and told Connie about it, she said.
"I thought, 'Thank you for sending someone else to see it besides me,'" Connie said.
Following her friend's confirmation, Connie made a shrine around the fireplace, brought in candles from the church and opened her home so that others could come to see the image.