Religion: Strange Visions in Shamokin

"Grandma—on the cloth. See?

There is God's face."

A little girl named Iris Reigle spoke those words at the end of a prayer meeting at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Shamokin, Pa. The 25 worshipers looked at the white brocade cloth covering the altar tabernacle where consecrated bread is kept. On the cloth, in use for. 15 years, they now saw a pattern of shadows that seemed to them to resemble the face of Jesus. "We called some of our friends and told them they had to come immediately," recalls Housewife Violet Burrows. "We...

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