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Tania Dall / Eyewitness News
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It's being called an Easter week miracle.

Hundreds are flocking Uptown to see what some say is the image of Jesus Christ cast on a church chapel pillar.

'I heard about the...I would say its a miracle,' said Monica Chastant.

To some the shadow cast on a pillar is just a shadow. But for many curious visitors stopping inside the Ursuline Academy's chapel its something more.

'You could see Jesus on the column with the crown of thorns. I'd like to see it for myself,' said Monica Chastant who drove 1-hour on Good Friday with her kids to see the image that mysteriously appeared on the Ursuline Academy's campus about three weeks ago.

The Lafitte family was blown away.

'You could clearly see it. Just the presence of everybody being in there it was just wonderful. It was really what Easter is all about,' said Chastant.

Many believers mostly Catholics say the shadow resembles the image of Jesus Christ adorned with a crown of thorns.

'It is so beautiful with the crown of thorns and as soon as I walked into the building I felt the Holy Spirit, the love of Jesus, the peace of God all over me. Everybody else is feeling the same way! I've got goose bumps,' said Lisa Markey of New Orleans.

As word spreads, more and more faithful flock to the chapel.

'I wanted to see if there was a true miracle happening here. From what I see there is chandelier reflections everywhere. What I saw could not be explained by that,' said Rhonda Bourg. She made the pilgrimage with her mother, daughter and son. The Marrero woman brought to tears by her Good Friday vigil.

'I think with the times that we live in people need something to draw to and they need positive. I think this was put here for a reason at this time of the year,' added Bourg.

The Chapel on the Ursuline Academy Campus is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturdays it is open until the 12:30 p.m. mass.

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