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Monday, November 30, 2009

An icon of the Virgin Mary has flown over the Earth 176 times in the International Space Station

If one understands the ancient meaning of this traditional icon and its symbols, it seems more than fitting that it should envelope the Earth from above!

Reported by Interfax of Russia in Moscow On November 25, an unusual sacred procession took place when the Virgin Mary Icon known as the "Sign" (see below) flew around the Earth 176 times.

On September 30 the spaceship Soyuz TMA 16 which had a mission to bring the icon to the International Space Station was driven from the Baikonur cosmodrome, the representative of the Galaxy studying centre initiated the project told Interfax-Religion on Wednesday.
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Our Lady of the Sign


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