Monday, July 28, 2008

Lucia The Pope's tree in Israel only one to produce olives!

Yet another miracle in a world where there are people that think miracles are only coincidences.
Jerusalem, Jul 22, 2008 / 02:06 pm (CNA).- In the Jubilee Year of 2000, Pope John Paul II made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land stopping at one point to bless an olive tree on the Mount of the Beatitudes. A forester with the Jewish National Fund reports that this tree is the only one producing olives this year.

"It is a miracle," Yossi Karni from the JNF, which maintains the plot, told local media.

During a visit to northern Israel, in March of 2000, the late Pontiff blessed an olive tree that was planted on the Mount of Beatitudes, which was previously called Mt. Eremos. According to tradition, Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount on this mountain, which is located near the Sea of Galilee.

Israel is currently facing what Uri Shani, Israel’s Water Authority director, called “the worst crisis in 80 years.” “Israel's major sources of drinking water, including the Sea of Galilee and the mountain aquifer, are below their ‘red lines,’ meaning they are not recommended to draw water,” he said at a news conference last month.

Karni explained that all the trees on the plot were treated equally, but the ones that did not receive the blessing have not given fruit this year.

"They get treated the same, watered the same," he said, adding that some trees had even started to wither, which he could not explain.

When he was asked what he would do with the olives, Karni told Israel's Channel 10 he might market their "holy oil."

Related Link: Pope's tree flourishes while others wither ~ Catholic News Agency

5 comment(s):

fugley said...

Is there no end to the gullibility of the gullible?

Is there any proof of this, or is it just assertion?

Can anyone prove it is the same tree the pope "blessed"?

And how does anyone know how much water any tree was given?

Still, I guess this tree is a lot luckier than the fig tree jesus "blessed". What was that all about anyway?

Poppy Bison said...

More proof of God's love for Israel.

Forensic morsels said...

Is this the kind of thing that would be needed to fast track his sainthood on his death ? Nothing like making sure the documented evidence exists while you're still alive.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like making sure the documented evidence exists while you're still alive.

Wrong Pope, Fergus. Clearly you didn't read and think too carefully before trying to jump in with what you perceived to be a witty little barb.

Poor form.

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling said...

So, an olive tree grows olives...

...Yeah, they'll do that.

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