In the town of Agira in Sicily, Italy - Saint Philip weeps

 

 

 

November 24, 2018 - Reported [here], [here]. Video [here], [here] and [here]. In this 2018 the statue of St. Philip of Agira in the [Church of St Philip] of the Sicilian village where the saint lived has begun to weep again towards the end of September, the church analyzes the phenomenon. The statue representing St. Philip of Agira , kept in the abbey of the small Sicilian town, began to weep on three different occasions. The first two times happened in July, while the third September 21st. The news of the sweating of the Saint spread like wildfire in the Sicilian country and the inhabitants devoted to St. Philip went en masse to the abbey to pray it in order to receive a blessing.

The parish priest invited the faithful to use caution and wait before shouting for a miracle. Even the Sicilian diocese has not expressed itself in this regard, preferring to analyze the phenomenon for good before pronouncing itself (standard behavior in such cases). So it will be the scientific analysis on the liquid dropped on the cheeks of the statue to give a first confirmation and to exclude that the phenomenon has been induced by a human tampering. In the meantime, however, the inhabitants of the village and the mayor themselves expressed their joy for what happened and entrusted their prayers to the patron.

The parish priest invited the faithful to use caution and wait before shouting for a miracle. Even the Sicilian diocese has not expressed itself in this regard, preferring to analyze the phenomenon for good before pronouncing itself (standard behavior in such cases). So it will be the scientific analysis on the liquid dropped on the cheeks of the statue to give a first confirmation and to exclude that the phenomenon has been induced by a human tampering. In the meantime, however, the inhabitants of the village and the mayor themselves expressed their joy for what happened and entrusted their prayers to the patron.

Who is St. Philip of Agira

Saint Patron of Agira, [Saint Philip] was a paleo Christian confessor who lived in the first century after Christ. The few information reached on him come from the writings of St. Anastasius : born in 40 AD in Cappadocia (Turkey) he was known as "The Apostle of the Sicilians": he was in fact the first Christian to spread the word on the island. Once again young in Sicily, St. Philip settled in Agira, where he died in 103 d. C. at 63 years. He is said to be a great thaumaturgist and who spent his life fighting the devil through exorcisms. Being a Saint of the first century, it is also venerated by Orthodox Christians, at the time in fact there had not been any splits.