am Beurla (In English)
LORD wants to be with ordinary people".
is the message from Rosaura Gonzalo, my mother-in-law, the
Venezuelan artist, who lives with the painting of the Virgin
is staying with us in Argyll at the moment, and so I had the
chance to interview her.
in a small town in the Andean mountains, which look a bit
like the Highlands, she had 13 siblings. She could only do
six years of school and got married at the age of 17.
2000 she had an accident and was told, she wouldn´t
be able to use her hand again. Praying to Our Lady she promised
to dedicate herself to her, if she cured her. And so it happened.
The Virgin of the Glen is the patron of the sea.
also has the stigmata. An investigation by the Church has
led to the conclusion that they are genuine. She suffers from
constant pain, but now realises that they are a sign of God´s
love. This has led to the question, why her? She didn´t
even attend Mass before this and got divorced twice.