We often wonder why Our Lady comes to us, miraculously and cries. When we began our trip to Sicily, we didn't know about Our Lady Who Cried.
We went to Siracusa because we heard of the great Greek and Roman amphitheaters.
But you cannot visit Syracuse or Siracusa as it is known in Italy, without visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Tears.
Quite honestly, we were more than a little skeptical, until we discovered all the invaluable, indisputable scientific evidence assuring us it was legitimate.
Like Bishop Ettore Baranzini, we have always had reservation when it came to alleged apparitions and purported miracles.
Only when Mother Church verifies do we write and make programs which has happened in the case of Our Lady of Tears.
Our story begins in Syracuse on the 29th of August, 1953, Five months before, Antonina and Angelo Jannuso were married. Because they were a struggling young couple, with Angelo a poor worker earning the barest minimum wages, they accepted his brother's gracious invitation and moved into his small house on Via degli Orti di E. Giorgio.
The day of their marriage, they received a plaster plaque of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as a wedding present. Although they were what we would call, lukewarm Catholics, barely doing their Church duties by going to church on Sundays, they reverently placed the plaster plaque on the wall above their bed.