Holy Virgin takes up residence in palm tree

The Virgin of Guadalupe appears to have a penchant for the tropical lifestyle. A family claims that she appeared in a palm tree in their backyard in San Pelayo, in Colombia’s Caribbean department of Cordoba, reports El Meridiano de Cordoba.

More than 2,000 of the faithful have so far made the pilgrimage to catch a glimpse of the Virgin in her spiky new home, light candles for her, pray for miracles and enjoy a fresh coconut.

And its seems that the Mexican Virgin has worked some miracles for her followers. An 18-year-old girl, who had reportedly had a headache for a month, claims she kneeled before the Virgin’s apparition and after a few imploring prayers, was suddenly cured of her ailment. She attests to the Virgin’s miraculous ways… but who knows, maybe coconuts have undiscovered healing properties.

This is not the first time the Virgin has appeared in a palm tree. The mother of God also seems to enjoy inhabiting guanabana trees, burnt candles, coffee cups and dirt stains on walls.

Reports of appearances of the Virgin are common in Colombia.

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