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Only in Print: Stigmatist From Syria Visits Parish in Park Slope | November 16, 2019

Myrna Nazzour, a mystic from Syria, visited the Church of the Virgin Mary Nov. 9 to promote church unity. She said she has experienced the stigmata, the wounds of Christ, several times. (Photo: Allyson Escobar)

PARK SLOPE — Myrna Nazzour, a Catholic from Syria, said she has seen an image of the Virgin Mary in her home ooze olive oil and has experienced the wounds of the crucified Christ on her hands, face and sides.

The Blessed Mother and Jesus send messages about peace, healing and faithfulness, Nazzour said.

She is touring the world to spread those messages to different churches. She spoke at the Church of the Virgin Mary, a Melkite Catholic parish in Park Slope, on Nov. 9. She spoke in Arabic, while Father Antoine Rizk, B.S.O., the pastor, translated her talk into English.

This was Nazzour’s second visit to the church. She came in 1993. At the time of that visit, her hands were oozing oil, Father Rizk said…

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