Mysterious Mark in Newport Church Seen as Sign From God
A small marking in a Newport Church is making a big commotion among parishioners. Some of the faithful even consider it a sign from God.
While there are many religious depictions adorning the walls of St. John the Evangelist Church in Newport but the 12th Station of the Cross is the one that has everyone talking. A mysterious stain under the picture of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ has many parishioners wondering what has caused it. Some speculate that it is simply a rust stain from the tin canvas but others see it as a miracle.
“This strange phenomenon seems to be bringing home to people Jesus’ presence in a way that other things don’t,” said Father Nathan Humphrey of St. John the Evangelist Church.
This mysterious mark is nothing new to parishioners of the church as some of them claim to have seen the mark more than twenty years ago. The paintings originated in Belgium and were painted on tin and framed in wood before being given to the church in the 1920s.
“It’s almost as if God is saying there is something to pay attention to in this church,” said Humphrey.
Father Humphrey encourages anyone who wants to come view the painting to do so and hopes that each person makes up their own mind about it’s meaning.