Statue of the Virgin Mary is Left Miraculously Intact After Fire

A violent fire at a military base near Madrid spared nothing except a small statue and surrounding vegetation

The events took place at the El Goloso military base, located near the Spanish capital, seat of the nation’s armored infantry brigade “Guadarrama.” According to several Spanish news sites, including Infovaticana and Religión en Libertad, a fire broke out that was impossible to control, burning most of the surrounding vegetation.

Once the flames were extinguished, to the soldiers’ surprise, in the middle of the charred area, stood a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes—totally undamaged! What’s more, the soldiers were shocked to see that the grass near the statue had not been touched by the flames and that it was even still surrounded by vases filled with flowers, also intact, as if the flames had respected the space around the statue.

The fire took place on July 30, in the middle of the heat wave which had descended upon Spain. The soldiers could not explain why the statue had suffered no damage nor why the flowers had not even been blackened or withered by the heat. The story quickly spread though social networks, some suspecting a fraud, but further investigations have dispelled all possible doubts. In the photographs, one can easily see that the ground is completely burnt, except near the statue.

Indeed, for the most part, the soldiers on the base did not know that there was a statue of the Virgin in their garden. However, some of them who had a special devotion to Mother Mary had recommended themselves to this representation of Our Lady of Lourdes. And, the statue had already participated in official ceremonies at the military base.

The local authorities’ investigation seems sufficient to clarify the natural aspects of the event. There are realities that human knowledge cannot understand but that faith explains. And human science and faith, working together, offer some explanation.

Still, this story reveals Our Lady’s special protection of this statue, however simple and unpretentious. And everyone can learn a lesson from this. Unexpected events may occur that set fire to a world full of threats and evils. In the near future, in the midst of disasters that we cannot even imagine, Our Lady—especially Our Lady of Lourdes–will go through them, fearless and untouched, with the symbols of the devotion of the faithful. And those who believe, even if they are a minority discredited by the atheist or unbelieving majority, will be recognized amid the tragedy as Heaven’s beloved children.


Religión en Libertad | Aug 24, 2015


  • Maryanne agimi says:

    Amen, powerful mother pray for us sinners now n at the our of our death. Pray for my husbands healing amen

  • Joan says:

    Powerful. Amen

  • Benedict Ashiedu Nwokocha says:

    Hail holy Mother of perpetual help. May your name be praised. Help my children get good jobs,heal me and my wife,Most gracious advocate. I implore you now and at the hour of my death. Amen.

  • Ellen Dalisay says:

    Praise the Lord God Almighty & Mama Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth . Thank you for all thine blessings and Graces showered upon me , our work , for answering and providing our needs for our safety and good health , happiness , prosperity success, laughter and joy . We pray in the mighty name.of Jesus and Mother Mary .AMEN!!!

  • Ellen Dalisay says:

    Please continue to bless us , my children, pls grant them.Mama Mary and Lord Jesus my children’s dreams and desires . Give them happy & successful life Lord . We pray in Jesus name Amen!!!

  • Rasehlabo says:

    Hail Mary

  • Andrew Lino (Linus) Banaag Hizon says:

    In Philippines history and traditions cognate to Catholic Spanish Church once converted by Saint Paul. During Spanish era in the Philippines. Spanish Church given natives Holy Images both Mother and Child Jesus Christ in title of Our Lady of Antipolo and Sto. Nino de Cebu. Both Holy Images goes into community fire alarm. Then, after the both Mother and Child Jesus statue remaining still as a statue representative of holiness from God’s omnipotent intercession. Catholic Spanish traditional devotional service among devotee Divine successive generations persistence today. From Sto. Nino de Praga, de Cebu, Pandacan, and San Beda title continue praying devotee. Till contemporary approved apparition, Upon Apostolic blessing from currently Saint Pope John Paul II on Sto. Nino White moving image. At Sto. Nino White Chapel can be felt, see, listen, and talk to Holy Spirit of God. By means of medium Bro. Martin Herrera communicate God’s omnipotent intercession community or personal information to us. Everyone is welcome to come Sto. Nino White Chapel. Address is 506 makinis street Carville Subdivision Tanza Navotas City Philippines. Visit tour or write a petition letter send to Sto. Nino White Chapel. Typical year schedule for registration starts from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday on first come first serve basis. No donation, solicitation, and any money obligation just came or send petition letter to God and be faithful. Also, Please visit my Instagram account for visualizing moving image approved apparition.

  • Fidelis Porika says:

    Amen. I believe in your intercession Holy Mother. Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen

  • Rey says:

    Holy Virgin Mary, Pray for us, sinners.

  • Peter Leonard says:

    Holy Mary Mother of God pray for my children’s returning back to their faith and healing for myself. Amen.

  • Blessing olohileye enenche says:

    our lady of perpetual help pray for us

  • Nic Javier says:

    This is Divine Providence the Lord is with you.

  • Mary white says:

    blessed mother here our prayers for the white family, also the Carroll family that just lost there son, and the Daley family that just lost there 17 year old son, amen.

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