According to The Mirror, Cardenas said the strange occurrence started when her cousin, Jessie Lopez, was murdered about 18 months ago. Describing the Virgin Mary statue crying as a miracle, Cardenas said she shares the tears she collects from the statue with anyone that visits her.
It was mystery when Maria Cardenas noticed that her Virgin Mary statue of 10 years started crying all of a sudden.
California-born Cardenas who received the statue as a Mothers’ day gift 10 years ago, said she “doesn’t understand why she’s doing it” but she believes it could be linked to the death of her cousin, Jessie Lopez.
One of Cardenas’s neighbours, Richard Quintana, said he “wanted to come see for myself” after he was invited to take a look when he moved in across the street. He added: “That’s amazing. It takes the words out of my mouth– like wow. I’m so amazed.”
The statue’s caretaker, who didn’t want to be identified, told Action News: “We’ve had priests come from all over to look at her, and all they say is that it’s a miracle. We’re not hiding her, but at the same time, we don’t want anything to happen to her,’ said the caretaker.”