The oil is a sign of abundance, of joy. It purifies and soothes. It is the sign of healing and comforting. It strengthens and brings out the light. Oil is the pre-eminent sacred sign. It is synonymous with and the symbol of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Chrism - used in the ointing of which is the sacramental sign and seal of the Holy Spirit, it is used during baptism, confirmation, ailment and ordination.
O U R C E S
|Oil exudes from Myrna during prayers or while speaking about the phenomenon or during ecstasy.
Oil flows on Myrna's hands, face, neck, eyes, stomach (3rd day of a triduum of absolute fasting, November 26th - 29th, 1984), feet (once).
Oil flows from people's hands outside the family and Syria but always
in relation to the phenomenon of Our Lady of Soufanieh.
When the blue Icon (the distinction is based on the color of clothes
of the Virgin) is transferred in triumph to the Byzantine Greek-Orthodox
church of the Holy Cross (approx 500 meters/yards from their house) on
Sunday, January 9th, 1983, it ceases to exude oil and it is replaced by
the purple copy of the Icon starting January 17th, 1983. Oil flows on more
than a thousand photographic reproductions of the icon. It gushes out of
the ground of the terrace at the place where the Holy Virgin has appeared.
It flows from a three dimensional painting of the Holy Virgin; a prayer
book; the wall behind which a niche is placed, under key, the blue Icon;
from the panes closing the 2 niches (the one in the entrance and the one
in the hall); from the cotton inside a box destined to be distributed to
sick people; a medal carried around the neck of Myrna, etc...
OIL HAS EXUDED FROM MYRNA DURING HER VISITS TO THE FOLLOWING TOWNS AND PLACES: (NON-EXHAUSTIVE LIST)
SYRIA (varia 1982 - 2004)
DAMASCUS, HOMS, HASSAKÉ, KHABAB, BACIR, KRAYA, LATTAKIÉ, ALEPPO, SAFITA, MARMARITA, KASSAB, SEDNAYA, BAB-AL-MOUSSALLA, JARAMANA, RABLEH, KHRAB, ZABADANI, BOSRA, HINA, DOUWELA, KAMICHLI, TARTOUS
LEBANON (varia 1983 -2004)
BEIRUT, ZAHLÉ, JOURET AL BALLOUT, MA'AD, HARISSA, FEYTROUN, JBEIL, BYBLOS, JABBOULÉ TYR, MAGHDOUCHÉ, MANSOURIEH, MIÉ-MIÉ, HARET-SAKHR, AIN-ELB, JOUNIEH, RAYAK, BIKFAYA, ANTOURA, BZOMMAR
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1988, 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002)
LOS ANGELES, SAN JOSÉ, MODESTO, SAN DIEGO, BAKER'S FIELD, SAN FRANCISCO, SAN RAPHAEL, SAN BRUNO, DETROIT, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, CLEVELAND, YOUNGSTOWN, AKRON, STOCKTON, MIAMI, BOSTON, YONKERS, FREMONT, METHUEN, WEST PATTERSON, BROOKLYN, GLENDALE, GLEN RIDGE, BOARDMAN, STEUBENVILLE
CANADA (1993, 1996, 1997, 2002)
MONTREAL, QUÉBEC, OTTAWA, TORONTO, RAWDON, HULL
GERMANY (1991, 2002)
MÜNSTER, SCHLANGEN, DISSEN, ALTENBERG, MUNICH, GELMER, ALTENBEKEN, DAHN, SCHLIER, MUNICH
FRANCE (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2003)
PARIS, BESANÇON, ARS, VILLERS-SUR-COUDUN, ABBAYE DE BONNEVAL
(ESPALION), DIJON, LA FERTE GAUCHER, VAUMOISE, LISIEUX, LOURDES, NEVERS,
NETHERLANDS (1991, 1998, 1999)
MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, BRISBANE, NEW SOUTH WALES, ADELAIDE
BELGIUM (1990, 1991, 1998)
BRAASSCHAATT, BANNEUX, EINDHOVEN, ANTWERP
EGYPT (1990 - 2000)
CAIRO, HELIOPOLIS, LUQSOR, MOKATTAM
near SAN SEBASTIAN
PORTUGAL (1998, 1999)
COIMBRA (near Fatima), PORTO, LISBON
ROME, ANDRANO, SAN GIOVANNI ROTUNDO
LAUTERBACH / BREGENZ , SANKT VEITH / VOGAU
|OIL HAS EXUDED FROM REPRODUCTIONS OF THE ICON:
In Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Irak, Beit Sahour (Palestine), Venezuela, Switzerland, United States of America, Canada, France, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Australia, Haiti and other Arabic Countries.
I R C U M S T A N C E S
. during prayer (before or after) but not every time that Myrna or other
. during ecstasies (for Myrna),
G R A C E S
Some bone-related illness recoveries or the like, a case of cancer, a case of pregnancy with the presence of an important quantity of fibromas have been certified by several physicians. (see reports of doctors Peter Salam and Jamil Marji).
In answer to the oil phenomenon, a dense spiritual phenomenon imposes itself through prayer. People pray in an atmosphere of peace not only in Our Lady's house in Soufanieh, but also in the homes where oil has manifested itself, thus bringing back communal family prayer.
As for spiritual healing, one cannot fail but notice their fruits everyday,
and they are wonderful.
N A L Y S I S O F T H E
O I L
Six scientific analyses have been conducted on this double source of oil (the one from the replica of the icon and the one from Myrna's body): two in Syria, two in Germany, one in Paris, France and one in Rome, Italy. The results are identical: IT IS 100% PURE OLIVE OIL.