Fragrant oil and blood
from Our Ladyís statue on Naju, Korea
BY KWANG LEE
arrived at the Blessed Motherís House in Naju at about 1:20 p.m.
on March 12, 2001. After
praying for a while before the Blessed Motherís statue, I got
permission from a volunteer worker in the Chapel to take photographs
of the Blessed Motherís statue.
While taking photographs, I noticed the Blessed Motherís
forehead and left eye sparkling.
When I looked more closely, I saw fragrant oil flowing from
her forehead. I was so
surprised that I made the Sign of the Cross and asked others to come
and see. Sister Monica
Choi and about ten other people came closer and saw the fragrant
oil. The oil continued flowing down to the Blessed Motherís
chin, to her chest, and to her feet.
More people gathered in the Chapel, which became filled with
fragrance. Some were
screaming with amazement and others were weeping.
I took photographs of this phenomenon from different angles;
other pilgrims also took photographs and videotaped.
Right now, at 5:30 p.m. on March 12, 2001, the fragrant oil
is still flowing and a powerful fragrance is filling the Chapel.
Oh! Blessed be the Lord!
Thank you so much, Blessed Mother!
Joogong Apts., Bldg. 137, #506
BY OTHER WITNESSES
about 2:10 p.m. on March 12, 2001, we saw fragrant oil flowing from
the Blessed Motherís forehead down to her face, her dress and
mantle, and her feet. We
smelled an intense fragrance. We
also saw some bleeding from the Blessed Motherís left nostril.
While we are giving this testimony, more people are coming
and witnessing the fragrant oil which is now covering the Blessed
Motherís whole statue. The
following are witnesses:
Sun-Ah Chung, Kumho-Dong, Moah Apts. Bldg. 104, #1002, Keumho-Dong,
Seo-Ku, Kwangju (Tel: 374-4209);
Jung-Jin Byun, Jinbuk 2-Dong, Woosung Apts., Bldg. 101, #701,
Dukjin-Ku, Jeonjoo-Shi (277-2941);
Seun-Ja Moon, 170 Namsuk-Ri, Nampyung-Eub, Naju (337-8384);
Byung-Yong An, 65 Kyo-Dong, Naju (332-2878);
Yung-Soon Lee, 65 Kyo-Dong, Naju (332-2878);
Genevieve Serira Kim, 60-19 Namchon-Dong 14 Tong 5 Ban, Suyoung-Ku,
Mi-Kang Kim, 107-1 Kyo-Dong, Naju (332-7551);
Yung-Ja Kim, 30-1 Kyo-Dong, Naju (333-2068);
Kap-Ju Choi, 107-7 Kyo-Dong, Naju (333-4442);
In-Hwan Park, 8-3 Keumsung-Dong, Naju (332-7776);
Jung-Soon Park, Sanki Village, Mapo-Ri, Byunsan-Myun, Buan-Kun,
Jin-Hee Do, 856-7 Boksung 3-Ri, Yakmok-Myun, Chilgok-Kun, Kyungbuk
Mi-Ae An, 78-1 Keumkye-Dong, Naju (061-332-5897);
Kyung-Sook Kim, Sungbuk Apts., Bldg. 105, #108, Naju
Bon-Sung Choi, 56-111 Sangdo 5-Dong, Dongjak-Ku, Seoul;
Ok-I Lee, Yungnam Woobang Apts., Dalsu-Ku, Taegu;
Oh, Keumkye-Dong, Sookang Apts. #301, Naju (Tel: 332-0203)
BY IMMACULATA BUNMIN HAN
about 2:10 p.m. on March 12, 2001, a man from Seoul asked me, ďI
would like to take good photographs of the Blessed Motherís
statue. Could you please open the protective glass window?Ē
I telephoned Julia who had been out of town for several days
and got her permission to open the glass window.
A while later, the man, who was taking photographs, suddenly
began weeping and said to me, ďThe Blessed Mother seems to be
exuding fragrant oil. Could
you take a look and confirm this?Ē
I was surprised and went closer to the Blessed Motherís
statue. I immediately
recognized that the Blessed Mother was shedding fragrant oil.
The oil was flowing down from the top of the Blessed
Motherís head and forehead. It
was flowing down on the Blessed Motherís face to both sides of her
nose, to the area between her nose and her lips, to her lips, and to
her chin. The oil was
forming a drop under the chin and, then, continued flowing down to
her dress and her feet. There
was especially much oil between her left eye and nose.
about 2:30 p.m., there was some bleeding from the Blessed Motherís
left nostril. When I
looked again at 2:45 p.m., the Blessed Motherís whole statue was
wet with fragrant oil and some drops of blood were visible on her
forehead. The left
bottom of her veil became wet with blood, which was forming an image
of the letter ďVĒ. The
hems of her mantle on the left side were also wet with blood. The Blessed Motherís lower belly and right leg were bulging
as if they were swollen.
was about to close the glass window, a tiny piece of fabric fell on
the left side of the Blessed Motherís statue.
I looked closely and saw that it was a piece of coarse
fabric. About one third
of it was permeated with blood.
More than 30 people witnessed this phenomenon and I hereby
state that my testimony is true.
Sukmoon-Myun, Dangjin-Kun, Chungnam (041-353-0019)
BY MAGDALENE JUNG-JIN BYUN
about 2:15 p.m. on March 12, 2001, I personally witnessed the
flowing of fragrant oil on the Blessed Motherís statue in the
Chapel in Naju. The
fragrant oil began flowing from the top of the Blessed Motherís
forehead and flowed down to the area around her left eye and her
nose, and to her lips. The
oil formed a drop under her chin.
The oil continued flowing down to the inside and outside of
the Blessed Motherís mantle.
I should say that almost all of the Blessed Motherís statue
was wet with fragrant oil. The
Chapel became completely filled with an intense fragrance.
I also saw some bleeding under the Blessed Motherís nose.
was the first time that I ever saw fragrant oil flowing on the
Blessed Motherís statue. I
smelled the intense fragrance from the oil and experienced the
presence of the Blessed Mother. I thank the Blessed Mother of Naju for allowing me this
tremendous grace. I was
deeply moved in the depths of my heart, which is still continuing. Thank you, Blessed Mother of Naju!
Jinbuk 2-Dong, Woosung Apts., Bldg. 101, #701, Dukjin-Ku, Jeonjoo-Shi
BY VICTORINA OH
arrived at the Chapel at about 2:10 p.m. on March 12, 2001.
While I was walking toward the front of the Chapel to greet
the Blessed Mother, I was told that a pilgrim from Seoul was taking
photographs of the Blessed Mother who was exuding fragrant oil.
I looked at the Blessed Motherís statue closely and saw the
fragrant oil. It was
flowing down to both sides of her nose and to her lips and was
forming a drop under her chin.
I was very surprised and continued looking at the phenomenon
closely. The oil was
flowing down on both sides of the Blessed Motherís nose, but the
quantity was greater on the left side.
Much oil was flowing down on her left shoulder, continuing
down to her dress and mantle and to her feet.
Her whole statue was wet with fragrant oil.
A while later some blood appeared under her left nostril, but
did not flow down. What
surprised me even more was that bloody fragrant oil was flowing from
her forehead down to her chest and mantle and to her dress on the
piece of fabric that descended suddenly in front of the Blessed
Motherís statue seemed to have been woven with coarse threads.
On this piece of fabric, there was an image of the letter
ďVĒ formed by blood. To
this piece of fabric was attached another little piece of white
fabric. I smelled the
fragrance of roses from this fabric and, later, a strong odor of
Keumkye-Dong, Sookang Apts. #301, Naju