Kefalonia (Greece): The snakes of the Holy Mary came out (miracle)

As every year, so this year, on the day of the feast of the Savior, the snakes of the Holy Mary appear in Kefalonia.

Specifically, in the church of the Assumption in Markopoulo few days ago the first two snakes appeared (last year only one had appeared).

Immediately the village bells rang joyfully.

The story with the snakes and the miraculous image…

According to tradition in southern Kefalonia, in the village of Markopoulo many years ago the inhabitants saw a tree burning and the flames reaching very high. They ran to put out the fire so that the forest and the village would not burn. When they arrived, the villagers saw the tree completely burned and on its burned root was a very beautiful image of the Holy Mary, which was untouched by the fire.

The inhabitants took the image in their hands, worshiped it and took it down to the village and placed it in the church of their village, which was in the square. The next morning the others went to the church to worship the icon of the Holy Mary. But the image was missing and was nowhere to be found.

Someone went to the mountain and found the picture on the burned tree, took it down to the village and asked who took it there.

So the residents decided to lock the church. But three times the image was missing and they found it again in the burned tree.

Then the villagers believed that the Holy Mary’s wish is to be there and that is why they built a church and placed the Holy Mary there.

After a while, a nunnery was built. One day, however, they saw pirate ships approaching and pirates approaching the monastery in order to plunder it.

Image from: https://www.ekklisiaonline.gr/nea/dekapentavgoustos-2020-ta-fidakia-tis-panagias-ta-ntolia-ke-ta-ethima-sti-megali-giorti/

Then the nuns got scared and asked for the protection of the Holy Mary.

They asked the Holy Mary to bring them birds or snakes, to leave, to fly, to remain immaculate from the pirates who had bad moods and oh miraculously their prayer was heard and the Holy Mary turned them into snakes.

And since then and every August 15th something strange and wonderful happens.

From the feast of the Transfiguration, snakes appear inside and outside the temple. They are the so-called “snakes of the Holy Mary”.

Experts who have examined them can not include them in any genre and consider them unique.

They are white-gray with sparkling eyes and a small cross is formed on their head.

These are the snakes of the Holy Mary, a unique and unrepeatable miracle that only with the heart one can understand and not with the mind.

Link: https://www.romfea.gr/diafora/16244-kefalonia-bgikan-ta-fidakia-tis-panagias

Author (s): info-scanner