FAQ 53


There is an abbess in Akita prefecture, called Maria En(マリア園), which has a wooden statue of the Virgin Mary. I hear that the statue shed tears of blood several times. Are they tears materialized by God’s energy? Why did it shed tears?  I feel comfortable when I’m there feeling the fresh air. Is there any problem if go and show my gratitude?

  • abbess 修道院
  • prefecture 県
  • statue 像
  • shed 流す
  • materialize 物質化する
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち


There is a woman among the nuns who has a strong thought power. Her faith for the Virgin Mary seems to have materialized. This phenomenon is not a manifestation of God’s will but a mere projection of a believer’s mental picture. It’s just like a phenomenon of a devotee who worships a statue of Christ crucified on the cross having nail holes appear on his hands.

  • thought 思考
  • phenomenon 現象
  • manifestation 顕現
  • mere 単なる
  • projection 投影
  • mental picture 心象
  • devotee 信奉者
  • crucify 磔にする
  • nail 釘

A faith which cleaves to a statue outside of mind tends to cause uncanny phenomena trapped in a material dimension. We should be aware of the Virgin Mary in our hearts. Wherever you go, to show gratitude has no problem.

  • cleave to A Aに執着する
  • tend to~ 〜する傾向がある
  • cause 引き起こす
  • uncanny 奇異な
  • trapped in A Aに囚われた
  • material 物質的な
  • dimension 次元
  • be aware of A Aに気がつく






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