Virgin Mary Statue Is The Only Thing That Survived When Texas Family’s Three Homes Burned Down During Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey was battering Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday night, an electrical fire engulfed the property of one local family, destroying everything in sight, except for one thing: a small statue of the Virgin Mary.  Jesus Rojas Jr. and his extended family had fled their homes in suburban Robstown before Harvey came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing 130 mph winds and catastrophic flooding.  Before seeking shelter, the Rojas clan had boarded up the three houses located on their property against the storm, but the fire that erupted soon after in one residence had spread to the others.  Firefighters from the Robstown Fire Department responded to the blaze but were unable to contain the flames, which were being fanned by the gale-force winds.  In the end, the inferno reduced all three homes to ashes, including the family’s main three-story Victorian-style house.  When the Rojas family returned to survey the devastation and try to salvage some of their belongings from the scorched rubble, they discovered the statute of the Virgin Mary standing intact amid the debris.  “Some may blame God and some may blame the hurricane, but the only thing standing were holy things,” Rojas’ grown daughter, Natali, said.  “As you can see, this statue is the only thing that survived, I dug in there for things and all I found is a Virgin Mary.”

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