Someone had this video at a meeting today and I just had to search it out this evening. Does anyone know more about it?
Ad for a video in the Denver Catholic Register
Vol. LXXIV No. 39
"Holy Snakes of the Virgin Mary"
A documentary based on real events
On the beautiful island of Kefalonia in Greece, scientists cannot explain the yearly appearance of a group of snakes with a white cross on the forehead and tongue which seem to make a pilgrimage to a small church of the Virgin Mary during her feast day, on the same date every summer.
In this documentary footage you too will see:
The snakes surround the icon of the Virgin Mary
The snakes interact with pilgrims and the local archbishop
an investigative team discuss the event with locals, visitors, scientists and scholars
A miracle witnessed by thousands each year!
This mystifying, unexplained phenomenon is a wonderful account of faith and devotion, set in a land of myths and legends. Learn about the holy sacrifice of the nuns and their role in the making of this 300 year old legend.
"An amazing event that offers a powerful faith experience to visitors that could transform their lives."
- Nicholas Constas, Doctor of Theology
"An extremely intriguing and unique even to which science has no credible answer."
- Dr. J. Rossi, DVM-MA
"A pure religious phenomena with no fraudulence involved. If you believe in the existence of God and the Virgin Mary it is easy to believe in this miracle."
- Local resident
"The appearances of the snakes is a miracle."
- Pastor Evangelos
This is interesting, it has an icon with it, from the Animal Channel no less.
n a land of myths and legend, we encounter a natural phenomenon that puzzles and mystifies. On the island of Kefalonia in Greece, scientists cannot explain the yearly appearances of a group of snakes that seem to pay pilgrimage to a small church. The snakes have the sign of the cross on their heads and tongues and they only appear on the same dates every summer, during the feast of the Virgin Mary. The locals call it a miracle and thousands of people visit every year to see it with their own eyes. According to legend, in the year 1705, a band of savage pirates arrived to the island in order to pillage a local convent. The nuns prayed for their safety to their protectess, the Virgin Mary. She heard their prayers, and as the legend goes, a miraculous transformation occurred. The nuns were turned into venomous snakes and the pirates were frightened away. Since then, the snakes appear once a year and make their way to the small church built in honor of the Virgin Mary. For the locals, their appearance is an omen of properity for the coming year. Only on two occasions, did the snakes keep away. But when they did, great disasters fell upon the island and its people. In this program, an investigative team travels to the island and talks with the locals, visitors, scientists, and scholars trying to shed light on this astounding event. http://www.theanimalchannel.com/video.htm