Sanctuary of Oropa
From various ancient and modern writers have been reported in some marvels Sacred Statue of Our Lady of Oropa.
Virgin Mary of Orope
- It appears neither Tarlati or trade mark nor corrupt.
The old image, carved in wood, has no track, nor any principle of talon or infirmaries In 1621, writes in this regard, the Bishop of Vercelli, Stefano Ferrero: "It is reasonable to say that in fact there is competition under occult and supernatural, being the place where she is located is adjacent to the Mount and therefore cold and hummed where the marbles and bronzes themselves have suffered from time to time decay, and many times the ornaments of wood, over for high humidity, were seen everywhere dripping water and the holy image was always preserved dry, or even long-time was found covered with paintings of spiders ... in forty years have marked the pedestals on which laying pasticcio Sacred Statue, though solid wood were ...".
Since then 387 years have passed and the Virgin Mary of Oropa remained safe, the time and circumstances have not you left no trace.
- The foot was not consumed.
At the crowning of the 1720 Prior Agostino Penna, Canon Theologian of the Cathedral of Vercelli, said, "Winner of many centuries, here, (Sacred Image) is not consumed and safe. From that began with a venerable crowd frequent costume piety of the faithful BRAMAR touch those feet every tool DIVOTO of medals, crowns etc. and the feet are to remain the corroded"
The same state Priests Market Domenico and Giovanni Bocca, engaged for many years to the Church of Oropa. Year 1853: "Evvia the pious custom to touch the sacred foot hill crowns, crosses, medals, books and other objects of devotion .. and sometimes go to those articles into the sacred feet with a certain momentum, and noting that most of these items are copper, brass and other hard materials and corrosive, the foot should be worn with this already".
- On the face of the Virgin and Child Jesus does not stop the dust.
Canon says explicitly Penna in 1720: "It comes so tiny dust to obscure the joys of the precious diadem, to load the folds of their coats, to fill the palm of the hand, the breasts, the glimpses, and the draperies of the dress.Never reached to stain the beauty of the face adored: never managed to take place in the concave than pure pupils".
In 1853 the Priest Market: "The undersigned and certifies that had been home for seven years in teaching Sanitaria of Maria Santissima of Oropa. that while the gold, crowns, the buds were full of dust not see the brilliant shine, the faces were always clean".
Monsignor David Riccardi archbishop of Turin in 1858 says: "Fissatone the face of the Virgin and Child Jesus, li worlds past and polished as glass, and everything, crowns, gems, and the body of the Virgin that were entirely covered with dust".
The experiment was repeated often in the presence of bishops, priests, seculars and the fact he appeared always clear and indubitable.
The Sacred Statue you cannot carry.
In 1621, two attempts were made, at different times, to carry the Sacred Statue in the nearest town in Biella, a part of Cossila, the other towards Pralungo. All but two failed attempts: a short distance from the shrine statue became so heavy that people could not continue the transport. He lost the weight only when extraordinary accuser to restore its original chapel.