By Ida Lim
SUBANG JAYA, Nov 11 ― Hundreds of devout Catholics and a smaller number of curious onlookers are continuing to gather at the Sime Darby Medical Centre here to see for themselves an image said to resemble the Virgin Mary.
The mysterious image of the figure revered by Catholics was reported to have been spotted a few days ago on a window pane at the hospital.
In Catholicism, the Virgin Mary is identified as the mother of Jesus Christ.
Many came today to see the image for themselves as news continued to spread by word of mouth or on the social networking site Facebook.
A few of the hospital’s staff were seen directing traffic as cars streamed in and out of the mildly congested road outside the hospital in an orderly fashion.
The crowd prayed fervently and sang before the image as they stood together in a narrow, uncovered space outside the hospital’s outpatient block.
Some were seen snapping pictures of the image said to be of Virgin Mary, which appears on the third pane of a vertical stretch of windows on the sixth floor of the hospital, after they recited prayers.
Most of the crowd who spoke to The Malaysian Insider appeared convinced that the image is an apparition of the Virgin Mary, with some looking visibly moved.
A second image has also been sighted just one pane below that bearing the likeness of Virgin Mary, with some saying that the new silhouette looks like Jesus Christ on a cross. Others, however, were less certain.
A man who only identified himself as Gill said that “some say it’s Jesus Christ”, while his wife said that she could make out the arms and a cross.
The two were Hindus who lived nearby and had already come numerous times today to look at the image.
Children and toddlers were also spotted in the crowd where groups of people occasionally shared their experience and snapped photos with one another.