Thursday, 30 April 2009

Guilda Ayoub

These are the pics of Guilda Ayoub, a 16-year-old girl from 'Imar' village situated near Zgharta, North Lebanon.

Guilda watched the film of 'Passion of the Christ ' on Good Friday on 06/04/2007,and before she went to sleep she was telling her mum that she doesn't believe that Jesus has passed through all that pain.

That night she dreamt of having a cross on her hand but the next day she woke up and did not have anything on her hand.She went to school and as she was telling her friend about it, she felt something pulling her hand backwards and putting it on the wall behind her.

Her hand was stuck on the wall and no one could take it off.. After a while when she took off her hand,a cross was printed on her hand with a wound in the middle as if there was a nail taken out of her.

Blood tests were done for her and the blood that was coming out of her hand has no blood group.Also there was oil on her hand...

Saint Charbel has talked to her many times and he was giving her messages.One of the messages was about Lebanon but he asked her not to say it until he tells her.She still has pain in her hand and it is still bleeding from time to time.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Presidential Pets In History

Four-legged friends are a time-honored White House tradition. President Taft had a cow. FDR had his terrier Fala. The Kennedys gave young Caroline a pony she named Macaroni. Lyndon Johnson had dogs named His and Her. Nixon had Checkers, the Fords had Liberty, the Clintons had Buddy the lab and Socks the cat, and the Bushes had Barney and Miss Beazley. Now the Obamas have Bo.

Here's a look back at at the most recent presidential pets:

President Taft's pet cow Pauline outside the State, War and Navy Building

FDR takes a drive with his terrier Fala

FDR and Fala at work

Fala en route to FDR's funeral

Harry Truman once received an unsolicited cocker spaniel as a gift. The dog was adopted by his physician.

The Kennedys with Caroline atop her pony Macaroni

Macaroni was allowed to graze on the front lawn of the White House

The Kennedys in Hyannis with a pack of pups

Lyndon Johnson holds his dog Her by the ears. To the left of Her is Johnson's other dog Him

Richard Nixon and Checkers

Susan Ford exiting the Oval Office with Liberty, the Ford family dog

Bill Clinton with Buddy

The Clintons' cat Socks gives a press conference

Socks is mobbed by paparazzi

George and Laura Bush with Barney and Spotty, respectively. Spotty's mother was Millie, George H.W. Bush's dog while in office.

President Bush tries to get Barney up the stairs to Air Force One.

Barney, left, romps around the White House lawn with newcomer Miss Beazley in 2005.

Bo meets the press.

Then walks the president

The most famous dog in America

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

In L’Aquila

A view of the damaged Church of Santa Maria del Suffragio in the Piazza del Duomo in L’Aquila, Italy.

An aftershock destroyed what remained of the dome of the 18th-century Church of Santa Maria del Suffragio.

The prefecture of L’ Aquila also sustained heavy damage.

A plaque carved with the names of benefactors of a local orphanage, the first dating back to 1542, lay shattered.

The Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio was destroyed.

The bell tower of the San Bernardino church collapsed.

In nearby Paganica, the Conception Church “now has cannonball-sized holes”!

Debris still completely blocks many streets in Paganica and L'Aquila.

In L’Aquila, a man stood in the eerie silence photographing a mountain of debris... “It’s upsetting that people understand how beautiful L’Aquila is only when it’s destroyed”!

The clock on Sant'Eusanio Martire church is stopped at the time of the deadly earthquake, 3:32 AM, in the village of Sant'Eusanio Forconese, near L'Aquila.

A painting of the Virgin Mary and a crucifix are seen in the rubble of collapsed church building, in the village of Castelnuovo, near L'Aquila central Italy.

Workers from the Department of art preservation recover art pieces on April 10 in Onna, a village near L'Aquila, Italy.

Firefighter Roberto Contu of the SAF (Speleologic Alpine Fluvial group), seen hanging, looks at the damage inside the damaged dome of the church of Santa Maria del Suffragio, in L'Aquila.

Workers from the Department of art preservation recover art pieces from the Collemaggio Cathedral on April 11 in L'Aquila, Italy.

Obama's Cutest Moment

Obama jokingly acts like he is speaking in the ear of the Easter Bunny after his microphone failed to work as he attended the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, April 13, 2009, in Washington.

Obama runs with his new dog, Bo Obama.

Obama cheers a little girl as she competes in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, April 13, 2009, in Washington.

President Barack Obama, accompanied by members of Congress and school children, talks to astronauts on the International Space Station, Tuesday, March 24, 2009, from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama laughs with an unidentified child as he attends the Washington Wizards NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls at the Verizon Center in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.

Obama and his First Lady as they dance together at the Obama Home States Inaugural Ball in Washington on Inauguration day.

Obama reads the book 'Where the Wild Thing Are' to young children alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 13, 2009.

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