Was it a comet? Is it a montage? No, it was the Virgin Mary, eyewitnesses say about the figure of light that appeared in the sky in the minutes before a Medjugorje prayer meeting in Jesolo near Venice, Italy. Mayor, bishops and priests call for caution while a priest in attendance does not hesitate in saying that it was, indeed, the Virgin.
My story starts as that of so many Catholics: I was born and raised in a Catholic family. I went to private Catholic schools most of my life. And as so many others, as soon as I turned 18, I could barely wait to escape the requirement of Sunday Mass. I moved out, and only with occasional visits to Church, in which I was physically, but not emotionally or mentally present, I spent the next 20+ years away from my Church and away from my God.