Visitors come from around the country to view weeping statue in Hobbs

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It’s intrigued people from around the country, and they’ve traveled hours to just come see it. Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hobbs says their statue of the Virgin Mary cries.

“This doesn’t happen in Hobbs. It happens around the world or somewhere else, around the country but not in Hobbs,” says Judy Ronquillo, the business manager for the church.

The church says since the statue started to cry last week, they have had thousands of visitors lining the building.

“We have a lot of people coming and still calling to ask for times to see her,” says Ronquillo.

Parishioner Hector Ramirez says he was one of the first to see the statue cry.

“She said do you see the lady, I said yes it looks like she is going to cry,” says Ramirez “So I stood up and when over to see it, and I said yeah something is coming up.”

For many parishioners, they say the crying statue is a miracle and a sign of good fortune.

“I’m proud and thank God to give me the opportunity here to be with my wife and see it in person,” says Ramirez. “No one can tell me, I saw that with my own eyes. It’s something I’ll think about for the rest of my life.”

The archdiocese of Las Cruces will now do an investigation into the miracle to confirm that it is authentic.

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