Did the Virgin Mary Appear at a Glenview Church?

A photo taken by a parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help shows a white light that appears to look like the Virgin Mary.

A parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview reports that she took a miraculous photo at the church, according to WGN-TV.

Taken in the church's chapel, Maureen Kent's photo shows a white light that looks like the image of the Virgin Mary kneeling, according to WGN-TV.

The website "Quartermaster of the Bridge" reports that another photograph exists from the chapel, also displaying a similarly shaped white light.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is located at 1755 Grove St. in Glenview.

For the full story, visit WGN-TV or watch the video above.
Jimmy X December 02, 2013 at 12:41 PM
thats a hell of a glare reflecting off of the chalice
Heather Sawick Kennedy December 02, 2013 at 01:27 PM
Probably just something wrong with the camera.
Carol Youngclaus December 02, 2013 at 02:06 PM
I think the reporter got it right: it all depends on who you ask. I'm not inclined to believe that kind of thing, but I draw the line at ridiculing those who do.
Richard R December 02, 2013 at 02:45 PM
The only Mary they saw, was from the Mary-Jane they where smoking.
Johnny Masiulewicz December 02, 2013 at 02:47 PM
How can something "look like" a person that no one alive today has ever seen or for which there exists no photos? That's like saying a "life-sized" Bigfoot.
IgnorantA December 02, 2013 at 02:53 PM
great piece of investigative reporting....lol at the 3 min mark, The reporter talks about a 2nd photo taken a few days later showing the same image... might that not be a relevant piece of data to include in the story? show us the 2nd picture! If you want people to believe in miracles or whatever, might two different photos taken at two different times from two different people ad more credence to the story? but no... we get fluff like this is where the reporter got married... and blah blah blah.... come on people.... also, why is it always the virgin mary? Has anyone even seen the VM? is every female apparition always the VM?
Bridget Garrison December 02, 2013 at 05:04 PM
A beautiful and peaceful site as we approach Christmas.
Larry Hutchens December 02, 2013 at 09:04 PM
We walk by faith, not by sight.
Frank Teller December 02, 2013 at 10:11 PM
yeah yeah yeah, we all heard this story before
RPD December 02, 2013 at 11:33 PM
This is another scam, hoax, publicity stunt, viral video like the so-called "appearance" of the Virgin Mary on the side of the Seminole Finance building in Clearwater, Florida in the 1990's.
Bruce December 03, 2013 at 12:58 AM
This is such an obvious "set-up" it's not even credible. Look at the BRIGHT LIGHT shining on the chalice-- the same light that is shining against the curtain where the "virgin" appears. You can hang this one up right next to the grease-spot Jesus from the grill at the diner down the street. It's sad that these people want SO badly to believe in a "higher power" that they will buy into ANYTHING that supports that want, no matter how suspect. Look over there! Squirrel!
Diane Baum December 03, 2013 at 03:28 AM
For those who have faith, no explanation is necessary. For those who have no faith, no amount of explanation will convince you. If you also go back and listen to the story, many others tried to take pictures and nothing happened, only two different photos captured the image. Was it Mary...an angel...all I know is that the Consecrated Host was present...and maybe a celestial Being was also there to honor Jesus. As Paul McCartney said, "let it be." BTW--I DO Believe......
hf2hvit December 03, 2013 at 10:44 AM
These people see the face of Jesus on an old cheese sandwich or on this morning's butt wipe.
hf2hvit December 03, 2013 at 10:45 AM
IgnorantA December 03, 2013 at 10:56 AM
exactly... faith... so why do we need a fluff piece? As Paul McCartney said "Look like a woman...Oo-oo-oo, dressed like a lady...Oo-oo-oo, talk like a baby...Golly, golly, golly, golly, go, go, ooh.
Judith December 03, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Simple question - how does anyone know what the Virgin Mary actually looked like? I've seen her portrayed as light-skinned, blonde, and blue-eyed. I've seen her portrayed as dark-haired, with brown eyes and a swarthy complexion. I've even seen her portrayed as resembling an Asian woman. I've seen her portrayed with sharp features and high cheekbones and I've seen her portrayed as soft and angelic-looking, with a rounded face and chubby cheeks. No one knows what she looked like (although my guess is that she would look Semitic, i.e., Arabic, for instance) as no one ever drew a portrait of her and photography had most definitely not been invented yet.
Patrick Perotti December 03, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Who cares if it is 'real.' you heard the people interviewed and asked, what does it tell you? They all said, pray and live a good life. Anything which causes people to pray, to act with kindness, to live the life of the blessed, is OK in my book. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Patrick
Jaze Zoninov December 03, 2013 at 06:10 PM
I saw Howard Stern in a fish!
IgnorantA December 04, 2013 at 02:47 PM
@Judith the answer is simple, people want to believe so bad that every un explained image is the virgin mary.
Chuck Swarthy December 04, 2013 at 06:28 PM
Did you even read the article -- it's a MONSTRANCE not a CHALICE. If you can't get the facts straight after reading the article, listening to the video then why would we pay attention to your rant?
Markjohn Michalik December 05, 2013 at 12:28 AM
It's Lady Gaga
Grace December 05, 2013 at 10:01 AM
I don't know what it is but I do know what Jesus said. Only through HIM can you get to the Father. Mary cannot intercede, she cannot talk to the Heavenly Father of her Son for you. No saint, nobody except Jesus! The Catholic Church created 300 years after Jesus' time, took ancient Roman beliefs and made it easy for the Romans to convert. Nothing to do with Jesus' teachings. Sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but I take what Jesus and the Bible say That's the source.
Glenview Guy December 06, 2013 at 09:39 AM
Hey Diane Baum, you probably also believe in Adam and Eve. Now go back and play with your Barbie Dolls.
jilcrane December 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM
I believe we Catholics are lucky to be one of the few philosophies where a woman, i.e., Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is so revered. I also believe in miracles...also so prevalent in Catholic history. I was raised in this parish. I'm 62 years old and have religious passions that have cemented my beliefs in Catholicism as well as compassion, love, and the belief in the goodness of man, so yes, it is easy for me to believe in this this little bit of goodness of light.
paris brenn December 30, 2013 at 12:52 AM
We Christians are really under attack here. I can't believe that so many here, would go out of their way to make an offensive, or filthy remarks about someones religion. why? Who raised you animals? And what has Jesus ever done to you? Firstly, the garb of the day was long flowing robes, and that's all I can see, so it was Jesus to me. Mary was revered but was the holy vessel that carried him. To those who believe; think what that soft, still voice inside is telling you. I know who I am, and what I believe, and none of your ugly words will ever change that.
Joe OC December 31, 2013 at 12:06 PM
It's alarming...but mostly sad to see how many "haters" we have here attacking such a really cool story. I believe...thank you for reporting this heartwarming story, but mostly thank you Jesus and Mary for giving us ANOTHER little sign of you being all around us. Love and Peace!
Diane Baum December 31, 2013 at 12:18 PM
to those who believe, bless you. To those who don't...bless you. For you have shown me who I do NOT want to be.
Margaret McCarthy January 01, 2014 at 08:11 PM
Good response, Diane. I agree.


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