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Family Sees Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus in a Tortilla

Jan 26, 2011 – 3:20 PM
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Ben Muessig

Ben Muessig Contributor

It's the immaculate comestible.

While heating up some tortillas Tuesday afternoon, a mother in Starr County, Texas, says she was surprised when some unexpected visitors turned up in her kitchen -- the Virgin Mary and the Baby Jesus.

Melinda Solis told she was warming up flour tortillas for her sons after school when her mother pointed out a large brown mark on one of the tortillas that looked like an iconic image of the religious figures.
Seeing Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus in a Tortilla
KGBT-TV / ValleyCentral.Com
What do you see in this tortilla? A family in Texas says a brown spot on a flour tortilla (left) is actually an image of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus -- similar to this Byzantine depiction of the Christian figures (right).

Solis says she plans to save the tortilla -- but the mother of four isn't sure yet whether she'll ask a priest to look at it.

"It's safe as long as I keep it away from my sons ... as long as I keep it away from butter," she reportedly said.

This isn't the first time that the likenesses of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary have been spotted on a food item -- just last month, an Ohio man says he saw the Christian figures on a piece of candy.

In fact, observant eaters have claimed they have seen Jesus' image on tortillas for decades.

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