Monday 12 May 2014


Simulacrum (noun): the appearance of religious imagery in natural phenomena - you know the sort of thing: the prophet Mohamed on a slice of toast; Christ on a banana skin.

The Blessed Virgin Mary has appeared in the following contexts recently:

a fence in Coogee, Australia

a hospital in Milton, Massachusetts

a felled tree in Passaic, New Jersey

a rock in Ghana

an underpass in Chicago,

a lump of firewood in Janesville, Wisconsin

a chocolate factory in Fountain Valley, California and

a pizza pan in Houston, Texas.

A grilled cheese sandwich, a pretzel and a pebble said to resemble images of the Virgin Mary have been offered for sale on internet auction sites.

Make sense of this who will.

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