We see as if through a veil!

The Story of "The Image"
in Saint Dominic Catholic Church, Colfax, California

"To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, "There is no God."
Psalms 14:1

In September 1990, a holy lady named Sylvia received an internal locution from the Blessed Virgin Mary in which she said, "I will appear for all to see on Thanksgiving Day." However she did not say where. On November 22, 1990, Thanksgiving Day, a colorful image appeared on the right wall of a tiny Catholic Church in Colfax California, Saint Dominic. It was first seen by Bob and Jackie, a married couple, at about 9:40 A.M.. Soon the word got out and TV vehicles with satellite dishes on top arrived and the news went around the world and started a flood of pilgrims by the thousands. The Bishop arrived and the cameras turned to him and a reporter asked him what he saw in the Image.  He said it looks like a woman holding a child. Father Dwyer from the very beginning told us all to name what we are seeing on the wall "The Image". Notice in the first picture in this document that the Image appears to be facing the statue of Jesus. That is where she always starts. Can you give me a reason why? In this writing there are several questions that require answers. Here is another one. The Image was seen first on November 22, 1990.  After that first year the Image starts forming on October 22 and is full on November 1. Can anyone explain why the difference in starting time? What is the significance of that date? It is "All Saints Day". Here is another one. The Image starts several minutes before the start of the 10 A.M. Mass and always ends before the consecration. Can anyone explain why?

A note regarding images included in this story:

Has anyone at any time seen a perfectly clear photograph of any Heavenly being? Not to my knowledge! There are a lot of clear paintings and of course the tilma Image of  Our Lady of Guadalupe, and we have the Shroud of Turin, but not a single clear photograph. The pictures in this post are all actual photographs of what we saw. There are some where I increased the brightness and / or contrast to make the details easier to see. For most people viewing the photos in this writing requires patience and a few minutes of stareing at some of them until the details suddenly appear.That is what happened to me on many of them.
The reasons that we have never seen clear pictures of heavenly beings is easily explained. This Earth is not our home, our being here for a mere minute or two of infinite time. Our home is in Heaven outside of time. So we receive only fuzzy images of Heaven and Heavenly beings if any at all, but only when we are in our finite time on earth. Here are a few clips from Holy Scripture that explain why. Remember the veil? Seeing through a veil hides much.

1Corinthians 4:5, "Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation from God."

1Timothy 5:25, "So also good deeds are conspicuous; and even when they are not, they cannot remain hidden."

Ephesians 3:8-12, "To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 
and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; 
that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. 
This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 
in whom we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in him."

Luke 12:2-3, "Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 
Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops."

2Corinthians 3:9-18, "For if there was splendor in the dispensation of condemnation, the dispensation of righteousness must far exceed it in splendor. 
Indeed, in this case, what once had splendor has come to have no splendor at all, because of the splendor that surpasses it. 
For if what faded away came with splendor, what is permanent must have much more splendor. Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, 
not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not see the end of the fading splendor. But their minds were hardened; for to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their minds; but when a man turns to the Lord the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."

A right wall Image with an enlargement on the right.
Did you notice the faint glow around her?
This is where she starts every time
near her risen Son in the statue.
Almost no one knew that we had more Images start on the left wall about an hour later after the right wall Image ended.
They were entirely different from the right wall Images which ended before the Mass ended. Soon after the Mass the crowds 
had left, but two adult sisters Pola and Mila stayed behind to pray in front of the "Our Lady of Mount Carmel" statue who
holds the child Jesus by her left arm. Soon that left wall Image will seem to come alive with a new addition to this story.
Here is one important clue to show that "The Image" is alive. Notice in almost every right wall image She is either presenting
a partial or a full right profile except for a few photos where She had turned to face us. However on the left wall, She is always
in a partial or full left profile. I see that as an important clue as a sign of intelligence, and having intelligence is a sign of life.
She knew exactly which way to turn to see Her Son from both the right and left walls.


Here is a photo of Father Luke Zimmer standing beside the "Our Lady of Mount Carmel" statue
in front of the left wall of the church. Notice the child Jesus being held in her left arm.
This scene of her holding Jesus is very important throughout this writing.

To whom does she appear to be looking?

Below is the same photo. I simply darkened the Image part in order to allow us to see more detail.

Who is She looking towards and is She holding someone?


In these left wall pics She seems to be always looking at the child Jesus held by herself in the statue. 

Or maybe She is looking at Him in this photo. I will let you decide what this one above brings to mind.
Did you notice the tiny red spot beside the white glow near Her heart?
The photograph below has several interesting images to keep you busy finding  them.

One day in December 1990 there were several of us lined up in a row before the left wall statue of "Our Lady of Mount Carmel". There were Sylvia, the lady who had the locution in the previous September, the sisters Pola and Mila who first saw the left wall Image, one or two others and myself. I was on the right end with Sylvia to my left. We were all praying together to Our Lady. When we finished, suddenly out of the mouth of Sylvia came the words of "thank you for coming" and a few more. I turned and looked at her and she looked different. All I remember is that her face had turned gray and looked more like a statue with no inflections at all. She was having another locution but instead of an internal locution it was an external one because we all heard it. Her countenance returned to normal within a few seconds.

Now let us venture back to the right wall again where all of these beautiful happenings began.

The Bishop asked Father Dwyer if he wanted him to open an official church investigation regarding the Image and Father Dwyer said no and I do not know why as I was not privy to that conversation and I know not if any parishioners were. I do know that he was extremely tired because of the crowds and he had little sleep because of the all night noise from the full parking lot next to the rectory and people in their campers running their engines to keep warm since it was winter time and when some left, others quickly filled their parking space so the noise was nonstop every night.

Why am I writing this? It has been about 26 years since I took my first pictures so why now when I am that much older? It is because in reviewing some of my pictures I am convinced that we have not only seen Images that resemble the Blessed Virgin Mary but other very important clues that were not properly interpreted or noticed before. I believe we do God's work in God's time, not our time. I am convinced that we were watching a very important story that has a beginning and an end to it. The pictures show this as we proceed through this story. But let us first lay the foundation that allowed this all to happen.

First a couple of my favorite Bible verses:
Ecclesiastes 1:9 "What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun."

John 15:5"...For Without Me you can do nothing."
That verse holds true for both Jesus Christ who said it, and for the sun, for without the sun, there would be no life on earth.
Everything alive owes its existence to the sun and ultimately to the Son (John 14:6).
GOD is a Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
There are three persons in one GOD. They are distinct but not separate.The sun can be likened to a trinity also, with the Father as being analogous to the sun, the Son proceeding from the sun (Father) as the light that we see.

John 8:12, "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world;
he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.""

The Holy Spirit proceeds from the sun as fire and the heat that we feel.

Acts 2:3-4, "And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. 
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."

There again, we have a trio of the sun, light, and heat, with each being distinct but not separate.

God has used the sun many times in both testaments of the Bible. He has used the sun to perform miracles even in modern times.There is the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima Portugal on October 13, 1917 where the sun itself moved, light was dancing around and heat was increasing from a falling sun to dry wet clothes of the pilgrims caused by a rainstorm. All three persons of God were present and active and that miracle was witnessed by some 70,000 pilgrims at the site of the miracle and many more people from several miles away. The 100th anniversary of the Miracle of Fatima will soon be here, October 13, 2017.
Again we witness yet another very interesting sun happening, this time in a tiny Catholic Church in a tiny town, starting in November 1990.

Here is another tiny town verse that seems to fit in this story and for a similar reason:

Micah 5:2 "But you, O Bethlehem Eph'rathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days."

However, Bethlehem is not so little anymore.

Above are two photos which show the mechanics of how the Image is being formed. Starting with the left one, taken from the loft of the church, notice the two hanging lamps. The brighter one and closest to the right wall is the one reflecting sunlight from the large window behind the altar of the Church onto the wall, forming the Image and you can see the Image on that wall. The weak dark lines on the window show the path of the sun, depending on the time of the season. The two strong black lines are the paths of the sunlight passing straight through the stained glass window and on to the lamp. 
The photo on the right shows the same path of the sun and is easier to see. First of all to get the correct terms, the sun is not crossing the window. It is the rotation of the earth as it passes over the surface of the sun. The bottom yellow line is the solstice December 21, the lowest point the sunlight will reach. So the light passing through the window does not even come close to  the figures farther down and they have no effect on the Image that we see. Now heading into January and February are two paths drawn towards the top of the window and they will continue through the window top and that is where the Image ends. Notice as sunlight rises on the window, the window becomes narrower and thus the time we see the Image shortens. Notice also the yellow line at the top goes in an opposite direction and that line is for the left wall path of the sun. Since the left wall Image starts an hour or so later it will always be a shorter Image time of display length. It is only about 30 minutes at maximum while the right wall is about 50 minutes maximum. During several weeks of sunshine the crowds started decreasing when finally a storm came and there was no sunlight and thus no Image.The doubters were right. It was the sunlight causing the Image to appear. We knew that fact early on. Now came the flak when some said the Image is man made because wires were added around the lamps to hold the lenses in place and that is when the image started. I wanted to prove or disprove that story by the doubters. The church has a very tall ladder used to replace light bulbs in the lamps, so one day I set the ladder under the lamp while the Image was on the wall and there was only one other person, a local lady, in the church besides myself. I climbed the ladder and touched the lamp and "ZAP" I had received a loud voltage shock. She heard it and let out a yelp and asked if I was alright. I was but it got me to thinking...WHY? I gambled it was maybe a static diischarge and touched it again and no zap. So I removed the small wires and guess what? The image was still there. So much for the wire theory. The nay sayers could not answer our question of even with the wires, why did the Image look so much like the Blessed Virgin Mary and not of anything else like an animal or a vegetable or even a blur, anything other than what we were seeing.

Now for some very interesting things regarding Saint Dominic Church itself.
The Church was built in 1951 and I must give the architects, designers, builders and a Master Designer credit for this story to unfold at all.
1. The Church would have to be facing due north in order for sunlight to enter the south facing high window at the right time before the
Mass and end before the consecration. I checked it with a compass, knowing that a compass will not point directly at true north and 
figured the church was off just a few degrees to the right of true north which was close enough.
2. The large stained window behind the altar and above the tabernacle is just the right height to pass light onto the lamp and then to the 
wall from November 1 to February 20 encompassing the Christmas season. Notice in the photo of the stained glass window it has
mostly shades of blue yet most Images have little blue in them. Red is in the small border around it. Some say gold for the crown and
a few other items comes from the chalice and the keys in it. However the crown can be seen when sunlight is not passing through 
either the keys or the chalice. There is a much better explanation regarding the light striking the lamp and from the various colors 
that we see on the wall, later in this writing.
3. The right wall on which the Image can be seen is just the right width. As the time passes, the Image moves slowly to the left toward
the walls edge but the Image slowly disappears and is gone before it meets the edge with only about 2 inches to spare.

4. This is the lamp that gathers sunlight from the large stained glass window above and behind the altar, reflects the sunlight and focuses    
it on to the right wall where we see it.The lenses are only a few inches wide and they are the plain pieces of plastic on both sides of
 the center section.The wires that detracters claim are the cause of the image to appear are so tiny they can hardly be seen. Now for
a mystery to give you some thought. Can you see it? The wide gap between the lenses is not seen in the Image displayed on the   
wall. There are a few photos where that area is a little darker in the middle of the photo compared to the two sides and that looks 
as if it serves as to give the image a 3D effect in that area. The gap between the lenses that should detract from the image actually
enhances it. Now my question is why are only a few of my photos a little darker in the middle and not all of them? Is something or
someone controlling what we are seeing in the photos? By the way I looked at the working side of the lamp and all I saw was a    
reflection of the stained glass window with a slight distortion and saw absolutely nothing that we see on the wall.                          

5. The lamp is in a perfect position to focus a full Image onto the wall. If it were higher or lower the Image would be missing the top or
the bottom of itself. If the lamp was placed farther to the right the Image would overshadow the statue of Jesus and she would    
never do that. If the lamp were placed inches to the left then the Image would fall off the wall on its left side before it faded away.
If the lamp were closer to or further from the right wall the Image would be out of focus.The lamp must be parallel to the right wall
which displays the image and also with the long outside wall on the right side of the church. 
As you can readily see the lenses play a critical part of what we see on the wall.
As of the date I write this paragraph, September 21, 2016, the Image has been with us for 25 years with #26 coming soon.
I cannot help but ponder who the real Master Designer of Saint Dominic Church was in 1951 who planned all of the perfect conditions
needed above to be used for a magnificent display 39 years later in 1990. Now that statement leads me to yet another question:
Why November 22, 1990, Thanksgiving Day? So yet another question arises that calls for an answer.
Well I can think of one answer that seems to fit the timing of it all. Wasn't that date right in the middle of a flood of messages
from Our Lady to The Marian Movement of Priests, and from Medjugorje and other sources? Those were various oral messages.
She was rarely seen but by a very few. We heard the oral messages but very few saw her visually. The oral messages went around the
world for anyone to receive. Wasn't it about time for visible messages to start somewhere also,
silent messages that told a beautiful story and yet could be seen all over the world?

Now here is an interesting story of facts regarding the first lamp out from the altar on the left side of the church as you walk in.
I already mentioned Pola and Mila seeing another Image on the left wall. Fr Dwyer related these facts to me. One day during the week
a few parishioners were praying from a pew in the left side when a lamp lense fell from the second lamp back from the altar to crash
in the pew right in front of them and about one quarter of its length shattered on one of its two sides. Fr Dwyer said he did not know
why it fell so he had the wires put around the lenses of all of the lamps. In order for a lens to fall like that I think maybe someone replaced
a light bulb and did not put the lense in its U shaped bottom channel properly. That channel assures that it will not fall. Fr Dwyer could not
find a spare lens so he had the broken lens moved to the first lamp and the good lense from it moved to the second lamp. His reason for doing
so was that no one in the church could see it during the Mass except for those in the altar area. I do not know when it was done. It could have
been months or even  a year before the Image on the left wall was seen for the first time. Several years later in the mid 90's Fr Dwyer told me
 he had found a spare lense. It was hiding in his office under a stack of books. I was excited with this find because we could try a few experiments
of our own with it. As the weeks and months go by the sun is rising higher and higher in the sky. In turn the sunlight drops off the lamps and
falls to the floor. That is why we have no Images until the next November first and there is no Image to be seen on the floor. Fr Dwyer and I took
the spare lense into the church and held it to the right of the altar where the wall was clear of obstructions and we could gather sunlight and reflect
it onto the wall and were very surprised to see an image, not like at all "The Image" we see during the Mass, but what a prism would display when
presented to sunlight. Pure sunlight is made from all the colors of the rainbow and that is what we saw as we held the lens facing the wall.
There was a difference between our lense image and a prism. Our image had wavy color lines whereas a prism has straight parallel lines.
To top this off it appears that all of those blue shades in the stained glass window add little if anything to "The Image" color. It is the
sunlight that is giving us the colors that we see on the wall through the lamp lens which is acting like a prism.

Now we will return to the right wall pictures and continue with the story of "The Image" in Saint Dominic Church.

January 6,  1996              December 30, 1995,           November 23, 1993,                  January 17, 1991       

Notice that the above right wall photos were taken in different years and months. I just picked these at random. 
There appears to be something unusual in them, not only in these samples but in all of them. Do you see it?
The Images seem to be behind the gold painted stripes on the wall that surrounds the statue of Jesus.
What does that tell us? Also I can see slight facial features in all four photos. Notice also as she
moved further to the left away from the statue of Jesus she has turned her head to face us.
The above picture was a huge surprise when I finally saw what was in it.
For me it took some time staring at it from a distance of 2-3 feet.
In it I found at least five very interesting features.
Can you see at least one of them? Or maybe more?
This picture adds greatly to my belief that when watching "The Image" we are unfolding a very familiar story from beginning to end. 
Here is a clue for one item of interest in the Image above and maybe the easiest one to see:

Icthos or Icthus or Ichthus: Greek for fish. The fish symbol was used as a symbol of Christ
before permission was given by Constantine to practice the faith openly.
The fish symbol is an ancient one, representing both Jesus and his followers.
The ICHTHUS symbol helped Christians identify one another as believers.
ICTHOS is the capital letters of 'Jesus Christ, Son of GOD, Savior'. Fish
are used as a symbol of the faithful, referring to the miraculous catch and
that some of the Apostles were fishermen: Mt 4:18-19, Lk 5:1-10.
More on the blue spot near the top of this photo in a comparison photo later in this writing.

This photo looks to be a right profile and She has moved to the left for about 25-30 minutes.
Notice that bright white area to the left. Go back to the first 2 side by side pics in this
document and you can see that there is no white patch at all in the same place. That white
patch is to be remembered as it changes into something else in her movement to the left.
She is approaching the right wall edge now so there are maybe only 15-20 minutes left
before She fades away

The crown
Can you see a gold crown atop Her head? Remember it as it is extremely important.
There are some light facial features in the left and middle one also.

This one I cannot explain why the statue of Jesus lighting is so different.
This was the only picture with this problem of the 36 pictures on the film roll. 
She has facial features and notice the shape of the white patch on the far left of her image.
It is a most important preview of coming attractions to this story.

For years I have formed axioms that I live by for various reasons. One is "All of life is a matter of timing, a minute or two here or a second or two there". I believe that axiom fits perfectly here. The Image on the wall is dynamic, meaning it is constantly changing due to the rotation of the earth. That means the timing of taking a picture is critical, a minute or two here, a second or two there. Normally I was about 15-20 feet from the wall and snapped the picture from what I saw at that distance. But there were things that I did not see until I saw the photo that the camera had captured. One photo that caps the end of this story might have been better if I had taken it a few seconds earlier or later.

This is the most mysterious picture of 'The Image' that I have ever taken.
You can see that it was from the right wall by the stripes in the lower right.
 There is a lot to study as to what is in it. I see a woman with flesh colored facial
features and who is seen by me in right profile at times and slightly turned to her right at times.
Notice what appears to be a flesh colored right arm in the lower right and again it is clearly behind the stripes painted on the wall.
Then we have a very interesting person in the upper left who clearly wears a golden crown, and yet another person to his left.
There is yet another image in the upper right and the lady is wearing a crown.
Did you notice the amount of blue in it compared to so many other pictures who have little or no blue in them?
I would say that the Master Artist in this picture wanted to portray her mantle in blue.

The right enlarged photo below is from the upper left of the photo above.
Who is He? I thought only kings and queens wore crowns and He is definitely looking at Her.
Can you think of a good reason why?
I can. 


Can you see a resemblance between these two photos?
Both are closeups from earlier photos in this document.
Did you find the cross in the left one? I did after a short time staring at it.
Try moving closer or farther away to view them if you have a hard time seeing the details.
I find both very startling and a BIG surprise.

Now for the last pics of this story
           The Crown                                  The white area                                The end of the story

This picture was taken at the end of her visit for the day.
The little square at the top is the end of her crown as it fades away.
The image hanging down from the little square was the brilliant white spot
to her left in an earlier pic and I called attention to its shape where it compares with
what we see in the above picture. It was the crown and the brilliant white area that formed
the end of the story in the above picture. Do you see what I see in this pic? Do not see it? Do not  
despair because very few do, even when pointed out by those who do. I have pointed it out to so many
and they still did not see it. I did not see it myself but something or somebody kept me staring at it off and
on for three days and suddenly it was there. I was dumbfounded at what I saw. I showed it to scores of people
and  I would estimate that more than half did not see it at all, even if I explained it to them. This got me to asking why.
At last only one person who I showed it to saw it immediately and he asnwered "Yes and it is anatomically correct", all within
five seconds. I was so surprised at the speed and interpretation almost immediately so I asked him what he meant by anatomically
correct. His reply was, "The right foot is over the left". He saw the picture, found a correction in it and replied to me all in five seconds.
That person was our very own priest in Saint Dominic Church, our very own Father Dermot Dwyer.  In the church, the crucifix is wrong in
that the left foot is over the right. The crucifixion of Christ in detail was one of Father Dwyers teachings in his classes. Recall that only one nail
was used for both feet of Jesus during His crucifixion. As for the bright white area on the left in the central picture, since it becomes what we see in
THE END OF THE STORY picture it reminds me of the transfiguration in Luke 9:28-29, "Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him
Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became dazzling white." Just a thought but maybe it is Jesus in His divine nature before transforming back into His human nature in the final picture?

Questions for doubters and deniers regarding "The Image" from what I have gleaned from it for many years and have written in this document.
I added to just a few questions what came to mind as possible answers.

1. Since now that you know exactly how the Images are being formed, please explain why they all appear to be Images of heavenly beings?
2. Why since the Church was built in 1951 no Images were reported to have been seen from that time until 1990, thirty nine years later?
3. Please tell me why the first Image ever seen was on November 22 in 1990 but now starts on November 1 every year since that date?
4. Please tell me why the Images seen on the left wall are yet of heavenly beings that use a different lamp with two different lenses?
5. Please explain to me why the Images on both walls are facing the statues of Jesus Christ, one as a child and one as an adult?
Wouldn't that alone imply that the images have intelligence?

6. Explain to me how her Images can appear behind painted gold stripes on the right wall where she appears first everytime?
7. Why do her Images on the right wall mostly face to her left while all her Images on the left wall always face to her right?
8. Right wall: Why does she turn her head from looking at her Son in the statue to watching us who are watching her?
Maybe to thank us for being there to visit with Her since She did thank us earlier by an external locution?
9. Since the Image is formed by two lenses separated by a wide gap, why is the gap not seen on the wall at any time?
10. Referencing the lens gap, why is every Image in very good proportion, with never a dividing line in the center?
11. How can you deny the fact that the design of the church is what caused this Image display to happen at all?
12. Can you explain why her Image on the right wall fades away before the consecration starts in the Mass?
The timing of it brings to my mind John 3:30,  "He must increase, but I must decrease".

13. How did the 1951 builders of the church know the critical placement of the lamps in all dimensions?
14. If you still believe that the Images on both walls are formed by man, tell me how man is doing it?
15. If you think the Image is formed by the sun, then please explain how the sun manages to do it?
16. If she appears behind the stripes on the wall,  does not that show that she is within the wall?

This so far is the best picture that I have found in my hundreds that I have taken showing
that 'The Image' is behind the painted gold stripes on the wall. The Image is way too far to the
right because the lamp was not parallel with the outside wall and was turned to the right slightly.
I know this because the Crucifixion scene is forming to the left side of Her and that is 
always the last scene that we see before She is about to fade away. Her image
should be about two feet further to the left by this time in this photo.
17. Why when we had a spare lense and held it in sunlight we could not duplicate any Image?
18. Since the Image started in 1990 and is still there 26 years later please explain why it is? 
19. Tell us how tiny wires added to the lenses were able to display the heavenly Images?
 20. Tell us why She is always a bust figure on the right wall yet full figure on the left?
21. Is it by coincidence or by design that Christ-Mass is near the center of Her visit?
The Image when full can be seen from November 1 to February 22.

Now let us examine the evidence from what we have learned so far.
To my knowledge no one other than myself has ever reported seeing this crucifixion scene before.
The reason why is very simple. I first saw it in the photo and it was not easy to see since so many do not
even see it at all even in the photo. I said earlier that I was 15 or so feet away from the wall when I took
the picture. That is too far away from the Image for me to even see this in real time. So the next time
She was displayed on the wall I went up to the Image and took a close look only a foot or so away and
there it was. It is too small to be easily seen 15 feet away. The crucifixion scene is about 20-22 inches high
and about 2-3 inches wide. The secret of seeing that crucifixion scene at all is to watch for when She has a
fading crown and that bright spot on the left is present. Watch that white spot fade into that final scene.
Never take a flash picture as so many pilgrims did, since the flash washes out Her light and a poor photo results.

What is causing these beautiful Images?
In my USAF training as a radar instructor I formed an axiom in my mind:
"If you do not know what it is then come in the back door and list what it is not."
That axiom also worked perfectly for me in my many years with IBM.
So now I will apply it to this mystery and see if it works here also.

1. The Image is displayed on 2 walls in the church.
 2. Sunlight is needed and without sunlight there is no Image.
3. A tall stained glass window is needed to allow the sunlight into the church.
4. The lamps are needed to capture the sunlight from the window and turn it to the wall display.
5. The extraordinary design of the church which allows all of the fixtures listed, and the sun to work together.

That is all, a very short list. The axiom has worked yet again since not one of the above is capable
of forming the Images that we see on the wall. Neither can all working in conjunction with each other do it.
Therefore we can safely conclude that none of the hardware made by man as listed above nor the sun
itself is forming the Images that we see on the wall.
Therefore the axiom forces us to look elsewhere for why we see what we see on the two walls inside that tiny church.
So where do we go from here?
The axiom requires that we have to ask questions, and at this point what would you ask?
Well I have a very BIG question to ask.
Why do the Images in the photos in this document look so much
like heavenly beings on both walls where they appear?

Can you think of another question better than that one to ask?
So since we failed in trying to find an earthly reason for what we see,
we must look elsewhere. But where else is there?

Before I answer that question I have to agree with the doubters, because they said the image is caused by the sun.
However it is so sad that they failed miserably in their spelling by only one little letter.
The image is caused by the "SON".

I chose Heaven and here is why:

John 8:12, "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world;
he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.""

That Holy Light could form any Image that He would want us to see.
And that is why we see Heavenly beings only, on both walls, and through what we might call a veil.

Here is another verse that we all know quite well but have we
ever made this connection before?

Exodus 20:12, "Honour thy father and thy mother, that thou mayst
be longlived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee."

He wrote the Ten Commandments and gave them to us.
And He surely honors His Father and His Mother.
Isn't He honoring His Mother before our very eyes in the Image of Her in Saint Dominic Church?
Shouldn't we take up our cross and follow Him by doing the same?
Did not He take up His cross for us in the last photo above?
I can almost see His fingerprints in "The Image".


I did say at the very beginning of this document, "The Story of The Image".
What story do you see in this document if any?
I see more than one story.
First of all I see a mothers love story for Her Son simply because she starts by
looking at Her child Son from the left wall and to Her adult resurrected Son from the right wall.
It is a Mother to Son and Son to Mother love story.
It is also a the story of Christ from the cradle on the left wall to the crucifixion and to His resurrection on the right wall.
It is a third story for us to abide by those stories and to stay close to God especially for those who have fallen away from Him.

Matthew 7:8, "For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."


The fruits that have resulted from all of these beautiful visible stories
from Our Lady of "The Image".

Father Dwyer would not allow us to film him during the Mass so I sat in the first pew
in front of the altar and wrote down in notebooks his homilies, as they were too precious
to lose. One Sunday during the consecration he raised the host and lowered it quickly
and I thought I saw something in it. I asked him if he could spend a little more time
in doing this. I spoke to several parishioners and told them to watch closely to see if they
saw it too. The next Sunday he took more time and there was the face of Christ in it and it
was seen by everyone in the first few pews. What a precious gift for all of us to see and it
happened every Sunday after that first time. Also his Good Friday homilies were something
not to be missed, as people from many miles away who had him before we did came to hear
him. One time as he began his homily we saw a patch of gold as a fog hovering over his head.

We had two great priests both of whom were involved. Father Dwyer of course, and
Father Luke Zimmer who was the spiritual director for a well known Catholic publishing company
and for so many individuals including yours truly. He was also a healing priest. He would line
us up in a row and would give each his special blessing and we would drop to the floor in the
hands of a catcher.

In 1993 one parishioner had 3 inoperable brain cancer tumors and was given one month to live.
 Father Zimmer gave him his special healing blessing and the cancer went away.
That man is still with us today 23 years later.

It helped produce our very own home grown Catholic priest. Danny Massick, a teenager when the Image
is now Father Daniel Massick, recently back in this country after several years of study at the Vatican.

Many thousands of devoted pilgrims came to see it. I recall 4000 on one day and large crowds were with
us for many days in a row. Some came from other states as far away as the east coast. It was just beautiful
seeing so many with such devotion to Her, all praying as they stood in long lines to enter the church.
It was a sight that I will never forget.

Several years ago something strange, exciting, mysterious, and unexplained started with The Image.
Several parishioners told me that She was vibrating up and down intermittently. I watched for it
over many days and finally saw it myself for a few seconds at a time. The Image would jitter up and
down about 8 or 10 inches and at a fast pace of several times per second. It would stop after a few seconds
and then start again a few minutes later, and then stop for several more days. I never managed to get
a picture of it due to its
intermittent appearance but I did check the mechanics as to how The Image is
being formed as I have presented ear
lier in this document. The mechanics were not disturbed so
they were not involved in those strange movements. Besides that a video would have to be taken in
order to capture the jitter properly.
All I can say at this point in time is to surmise that She had called for our attention at those times
and She certainly received it from the viewers of this single still unexplained complete surprise.
For me this movement tells me that The Image is more dynamic than I had ever realized,
and is certainly capable of new surprises in time. Who knows, maybe even vocal such
as locutions either internal or external. 
We are witnessing a beautiful story that is unfolding before our very eyes.

1Samuel 12:16, "Now therefore stand still and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes."


Here are a few personal notes that changed my life forever,
after witnessing "The Image". 
Fr Dwyer came to me and said he was tired of hearing about Mary's 'other children' and asked me to write
a paper explaining who the real parents of the 'brethren' were. He said "You can find them in the Bible by
comparing verses". That was his way of getting me to open my 'new' 1953 Bible. I found the verses and
wrote my first paper, "Genealogy of the Brethren". He liked it and that gave me courage to write more.
Circa 1992 Father Dwyer taught 35 of us his marvelous "Know your faith" 14 hour course found
here on this website http://www.thecatholictreasurechest.com/tools.htm . It built a fire in me and
the last thing he told us was, "Now go out and teach the world". I and others thought, now how are
we ever going to do that? So we taught family, friends, neighbors, and our learning curves went straight
up. We learned very quickly because as a teacher you never know what questions the class will ask and
they want quick responses. Again I have to thank the USAF for sending me to 'how to teach' school
for 6 weeks, so I had the basics of teaching down pat, one of which was 'always be prepared'.

I was still writing pages and by 1997 I had 70 pages written, all the time thinking 'how am I ever
 going to teach the whole world'? A friend came along and asked if I had seen the internet. I had not
but soon did and I started my first website with those 70 pages on May 1, 1997. It was Father Dwyer
who inspired me to write those 70 pages by asking me to write that first one. It was the Image that so
inspired me to take as many pictures as I could, close to 1000 pictures over several years.
And to write this document with a few of them for all to see that 'Yes there is a God'.

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Below are a few photos involving the Church itself that I added here just for interest.

Here is an interesting photo of something or someone over the church, 
taken by maybe a pilgrim in the crowd who was waiting to see "The Image".
Is that an internal camera reflection near the top or possibly something heavenly?

This was going on outside while something else was happening inside.
Saint Dominic Catholic Church, Colfax California

The Dove
This pretty white dove made its home atop the church.
I and many others saw it every day for about two weeks.
Most of the time it would be seen on the very top of the church
perched exactly over the tabernacle or the altar.

The Cross atop St Dominic Church is a plain metal cross with no markings whatsoever.
 This photo was taken of it when the sun was directly behind it.

This next photo shows the image larger and with more detail.
It is the same image only I colored the background to make the background images on my home page.
The sun behind the cross reshaped it and added the image to it....or was it the Son who did it all?

Saint Dominic Catholic Church, Colfax California. Photo was taken circa 1992.

As you come into Colfax you would turn right here, go one short block and
 the church is on the left. But first you have to read the bottom line on the sign.
Nope, you are wrong. It is for an eye doctor.
A coincidence? No.  Coinsign... ? Ummm could be.
That depends on you.


Is this the sunrise in the east?
Or is it the Son rising in the East?

Ezekiel 8:16, "And he brought me into the inner court of the house of the LORD; and behold,
at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar,
were about twenty-five men, with their backs to the temple of the LORD,
and their faces toward the east, worshiping the sun toward the east."

Matthew 24:27, "For as the lightning comes from the east and shines
as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of man."


Our Dear Father Dwyer,  January 18, 1923 - May 7, 2005
Priest, Shepherd, Confessor, Counselor, Spiritual Director, Best Friend.
We miss you so much.

"Thou Art a Priest Forever According to the Order of Melchisedech"
Hebrews 7:17

"If you do something for God, He will repay you 100 times over".
A quote from Father Dermot Dwyer who taught us well.

A personal note from myself regarding Father Dwyer.
From the time that the Image started in 1990 until he had to retire in 2003,
I would ask him several times a year if it was really her that we were seeing as "The Image".
His answer was no answer whatsoever. He simply would change the subject.
I always took that his answer was a yes, simply because he never said no.
Others asked him too. We all knew the Image was true but we wanted to hear him say it.
When he had to retire in 2003 we often talked over the phone and I would ask him the same
question and he would still divert my question to another subject. In 2005 I received a call from
him and he was talking small talk at first and suddenly he said to me,"You know Bob that really is Her".
I bubbled up and tears fell and I thanked him sooo much. Then three days later he was taken up to heaven.
I had not known that he was speaking from his hospital death bed.
I guess you know by now that when a person knows they are dying, they speak absolute truth.

Learn more about this remarkable priest from this book that was released on April 12, 2007.
It is available from many sources such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others...


A message from the author of this document:

God is speaking to us today in various ways but how many are listening to Him?
Why cannot mankind heed the errors of mankind hundreds or thousands of years ago
and profit from them? However they repeat those same errors over and over again.
Read the Old Testament and see for yourself how mankind prospered when they
followed God but suffered greatly when they fell away from Him.
And that is happening to mankind today, a repeat of the same old errors again and again.
Read all of Numbers chapter 16, for but one example out of many in Holy Scripture.
God is talking to us in the images we see in Saint Dominic Church.
But is anyone listening?


About the pictures of "The Image" in this document:
Here is a listing of what I see in these photos:

In every photo there is a woman who is looking at a statue of the child, Jesus or of an adult Jesus.
Who could she possibly be other than The Blessed Virgin Mary, His Mother? 
There are more than one picture of a gaunt faced man with a beard and wearing
a gold or silver crown. Only kings and queens wore crowns in ancient times.
Also in the same pictures there are more interesting faces.
The silver crowned man also has a cross on his crown.
There is a fish, a recognition symbol used by persecuted Christians in early Christianity.

There is a crucifixon scene of a naked man hanging from a partial cross. 


A short personal note from the author.

On Saturday December 1, 1990, I awoke in the morning with a voice in my head that said
go to confession, go to confession and go today, and repeated it over and over again non-stop.
It was a male voice maybe around age 28. After an hour or so I fought it and said no I will not go today.
The voice ignored me and kept repeating the same words except he added another church to go to
and not Saint Dominic which I considered to be my church. The voice continued to noon time and
I could not stand it anymore so I said, "okay I will go to confession today and I will go to the other
church", not knowing why. The voice stopped immediately. I went to confession, went home, turned on
the TV and a newscast and heard "The Blessed Virgin Mary" is appearing in a tiny Church in California.

I thought, wow I wonder which church. Then the TV cameras turned to the inside of the church and I saw
it was my church and She was there on the right wall. I was so surprised as I did not know it was happening 
since I went to Saturday evening Mass and this was happening during the 10 A.M. Mass. However I was there
at 7 A.M. on Monday and got one of the few seats left for the 8 A.M. Mass. Sure enough an image started at 
9:40 and when she was a full image I felt a tingling sensation from the top of my head and it worked its way
down to my feet in just a few seconds. I somehow felt that I was a changed person forever. I do not remember
driving home as I felt that I had floated. As I entered the house and before I could tell my wife what had happened
to me she said, "Call your cousin because your mother just passed away in MARYLAND".
She had passed away at about the same time that I received that tingling sensation.
By the way, I found out later that the voice I heard was most likely an internal locution.
Also the reason why the voice told me to go to a different church was that the newscast told everyone to stay
away from Colfax as there was such a huge influx of pilgrims by the thousands and there was no place to park
anywhere near the church and the whole town was full of vehicles and pilgrims.
Hey while writing this I just had yet another reason that came to me to prove that the image is absolutely true.
Why would I have an internal locution if the Image were not true???
Do not be surprised if I add more to this document as things like this keep happening to me.

In writing this document I took advantage of many tools:
Holy Scripture, light science, logic, photographs, common sense, axioms, history,
building construction, the process of elimination, and by coming in 
the back door if the front door is closed,   


This document written by:
Bob Stanley

First upload was on October 13, 2016
The Miracle of Fatima happened 99 years ago on that same date in October 13, 1917.
Latest updates:
November 15, 2016
January 26, 2017
November 21, 2017

My Catholic Website


I thank those to whom I sent photos included here
who responded to my request to view them. I only
wanted verification that they saw in them was what
I also saw. I was having doubts of even writing this
page if I were the only one to see what was in them.
I thank all of you very much. 
Bob Stanley
A final note:
All of the pictures of "The Image" in this document
were taken by myself between the years 1990 and 2003.