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Virgin Mary sighted in breakfast pancake

It's been a while since we've run a Virgin Mary sighting, so in the midst of Stopping Stupak and protesting a New York defeat for Same Sex Marriage, a small breakfast miracle to help us through the day:

When a US woman began making pancakes for her family before the Thanksgiving holiday she was hoping they would be divine.

But Bianca Lopez got slightly more than she bargained for when she discovered what she claims is the face of the Virgin Mary imprinted on the savoury treat. And she says that the holy image encrusted in batter has brought her family peace and comfort.

Lopez, from Glendale, Arizona came across the 'Thanksgiving miracle' when she made her very last pancake from the batch.

'I think it's God's way of telling us that the holidays aren't just about presents,' she said. 'It's about more spending time with your family and friends and telling us to not forget about him, that he's always there watching over us and taking care of us.'

Lopez said she could not bring herself to eat the pancake, but is keeping it safe in her freezer.