By Mary Sayad

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    I am posting photos of photos taken of Our Blessed Mother and St. Ann's portrait from Ray Skop's Rosary house in Jersey City. As most of you may know, Ray's portraits miraculously weep oil. I am also posting photos of a crucifix in Ray's home that also miraculously weeps oil. The purpose of the oil is to help us to strengthen our faith and inspire us to spiritually grow in holiness.

    The photos which I carry with me wherever I go and whenever I personally distribute the oil packets developed oil. Many people that I would speak to, would not only look at these photos, they would hold them, so in order to protect them from handling wear and tear, I placed the photos inside a clear cellophane. After a short time, some spots of oil appeared on the photo under the clear cellophane. I wasn't quite sure what to make of it, but I continued to demonstrate the photos. After perhaps two years, I noticed that the oil completely disappeared from the photo. Three weeks later, amazingly, the oil reappeared on the photo, only this time, the oil appeared on approximately 80 percent of the photo. Here's what Photo #1 looked like within the cellophane which was never removed. I decided to post these photos to share them with our friends here at this website. Our granddaughter, Judy, photographed some of the pictures while I held them. Later, she emailed them to me.

    Photo #1 Photo #2

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    When I opened my email attachments of these photos, some photos displayed very unusual characteristics which I am unable to explain. I never expected the awesome and unique results! The photo #2 of Our Lady and St. Ann reveals lights surrounding St. Ann and Our Blessed Mother. In addition, I never removed the photo from the cellophane, yet the cellophane was no longer visible in Photo #2 as in Photo #1 above.

    The white centered"clouds" were always in the photos as they are reflections from the flash.

    I was also given a photo of Ray's cricifix by Diana Salteralli which I carried with me and showed to people receiving the packets of oil from me. Unexpectedly and very surprisingly, this photo also developed oil. In order to protect and preserve the oil, I placed it in a cellophane bag.

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    Our granddaughter, Judy, snapped the pictures. They were all taken on the same day. Many more snapshots were taken, however, because of limited space, I chose the above for posting. As I mentioned, Judy emailed them to me that same evening. The actual size of these photos are a standard 4" X 6". I had to shrink them in order to set them side by side in this document.

    When I questioned Nancy Skop about the lights appearing in the emailed crucifix photo (there are no visible lights in the original photo), she explained that the lights surrounding the crucifix photo is where the oil dripped onto the wall of their home while some of the oil developed on the wall above the crucifix.

    I personally do not have a logical explanation for this phenomenon. The above are photos and not portraits. I can, however, surmise that, because I encourage people to strengthen their faith by prayer and the reception of the Sacraments, Jesus and Our Lady chose these photos to be a testamony of their love.

    Lent is quickly coming to a close and we will soon begin a new life by celebrating Christ's triumph over death through his Passion, Crucifixion amd Resurrection. We reap the rewards as Easter brings new hope for our salvation. Easter and the Spring season is a time of new beginnings with renewed strength and deep committment of our faith.

    Ray Skop and his staff freely distribute the miraculous oil to many people in need of physical and spiritual healing. The donations made to the Ray of Hope Foundation are given to various local charitable causes and families in need of assistance for medical expenses, funeral expenses, etc. Ray and his staff (Diana Salteralli, Debbie Scherman and Greg Krapp and others) volunteer much of their time in visiting hospitals, convalescent homes and prisons. They are true witnesses of God's Love and Grace. Their visiting presence along with their good will and gifts, deliver a message of God's eternal and profound Love. Our world is not a perfect world, but it is a friendlier and kinder world with wonderful folks who generously give of their time and efforts with their charitable works.

    Let your light shine on your family by your exemplary Christian example.

    Let your light shine upon those in need of attention and kindness.

    Let your light shine on the lonely, depressed and those with physical limitations.

    Let your let shine on the confused with your moral support which comes from the Holy Spirit.

    Let your light shine on America by holding steadfast to your faith.

    Let your light shine on our military with your prayers.

    Let your light shine on everyone you meet with a cheerful smile.

    Always be aglow with Jesus and Mary's love and then be generous with this glorious light!!

    Jesus' suffering was not in vain for it continues to bear fruit in people of faith. 2009 Mary Sayad

    John 15:15 - I no longer speak of you as slaves, but a slave does not know what his master is about. Instead, I call your friends, since I have made known to you all that I heard from my Father. 16- It was not you who chose me, it was I who chose you to go forth and bear fruit. Your fruit must endure, so that you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

    Continue to pray for our military, world peace. This week on Wednesday, March 25th, we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. I encourage you to continue praying for the banning of legalized abortion in your Rosary recitals. God bless you all through Jesus and Mary! I love you.

    Your companion in prayer, Mary