Pilgrims flock to tree 'showing image of Virgin Mary' in Limerick
It has been 14 years since her last major apparition in Ireland but the Virgin Mary is back and this time in the lowly form of a tree stump in Limerick.
To the dismay of local Catholic church leaders, the freshly severed stump, with its supposed image of Our Lady, is rapidly becoming the focus of pilgrims. The last time that Ireland experienced anything similar was during its last recession in 1985, when a “moving” statue drew tens of thousands to Ballinspittle, Co Cork.
Well its better than believing in leprecorns and pots of gold at the end of rainbows I suppose. But of course many catholics really believe in such things and now even the Catholic Church it self see's how silly such things are.