The Jesus Tortilla

Oct 5, 1977: Maria Rubio was preparing a tortilla in a skillet in her home in Lake Arthur, New Mexico. When she looked down, she realized that a burn mark on the tortilla resembled the face of Jesus.

The Rubio family created a small shrine where they displayed the "Jesus tortilla". Over the years, tens of thousands of people came to see it. Many of the pilgrims believed that the tortilla had the power to heal.

Maria Rubio with tortilla - 1978

Maria Rubio's daughter, Angelica, grew up to become a New Mexico state senator, and she kept a blog where she discussed her experiences with the holy tortilla. She also wrote an article on about it.

The Jesus Tortilla - source:

According to Roadside America: "In late 2005, Mrs. Rubio's granddaughter took the Miracle Tortilla into school for Show and Tell, and it was dropped and broken! The shed shrine has been closed and the remains retired to a drawer in the Rubio's home."

Albuquerque Journal - Dec 22, 1987

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Sep 21, 2020
     Category: Food | Religion | 1970s | Pareidolia

I must be buying atheist tortillas - I've never seen a picture of Jesus on any of them.
Posted by KDP on 09/22/20 at 01:56 PM
Looks more like Karen Carpenter to me.

Then again, I'm Protestant, so I don't believe in Mexican - and thus Roman Catholic - tortilla saints.
Posted by Richard Bos on 09/26/20 at 09:30 AM
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