Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Bleeding, Weeping, Smiling Miracle Mary (Gone)

On July 5, 2012, the Virgin Mary on the front lawn of a house began to bleed, then weep, then smile, according to its Vietnamese owners. The usual crush of believers arrived, and neighbors were not happy.
August 2019: Reported gone. Local health policies may affect hours and access.

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Bleeding, Weeping, Smiling Miracle Mary

We arrived at the house but Mary was nowhere to be found. A neighbor told us she had been removed last year.

[Dave, 08/04/2019]

Miracle Mary.

Bleeding, Weeping, Smiling Miracle Mary

Not much to see, surrounded by fake flowers and shielded with a rainbow umbrella.

[Jared, 11/18/2012]

Dazzling the neighborhood with miracles only since July 5, 2012 -- give her time for a more permanent shrine. In the meantime, followers have been known to set up lawn chairs to witness the next weeping or bleeding.

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