Denver, Colo., Mar 7, 2022 / 18:00 pm
On Feb. 23, hours before the world would hear that Russia had invaded Ukraine, a statue of St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of Kyiv, began to emit a dark liquid which appears to be blood. A video shared on Facebook of the occurrence quickly made headlines.
Alicia Martinez, 57, of Broomfield, Colorado, a Denver suburb, is the owner of this statue. In an interview conducted in Spanish with CNA she called the experience “inexplicable.”
While speaking to a friend on the phone, one of her roommates knocked on her bedroom door telling her to come quickly. “I asked him what was happening, but he was standing there shaking,” she said.
That is when she witnessed her statue of St. Michael appearing to bleed from the right side of his head. “He’s not crying,” explained Martinez, who is originally from Zacatecas, Mexico. “He’s bleeding from the forehead. [The blood] passes around his eyes. It doesn’t enter his eyes.”