HOUSTON - A divine face is on display in Houston, according to two devout Catholics.
Lifelong friends Betty Clack and Dorothy Ritter reached out to sister station KTRK, saying they wanted the world to know the face of Jesus Christ appeared on an old oak tree.
They claim the apparition happened along Meadow Creek Lane in southeast Houston. Clack said she was praying the Divine Mercy prayer on Ash Wednesday when she paused to sip her coffee, only to look up and see what she described as a miraculous sight.
"There he was on the tree. I thought, 'Is that really you?'" Clack said. "It was the face of Jesus. I called (Ritter) and said, 'You're not going to believe what's in this tree.' She got shook up too."
Ritter said she raced over and could not believe it.
"It's a reminder to the world, He's here," Ritter said. "She wasn't looking for Him. He appeared to her. That's the grace."