The Story

The mission of Our Lady of the Tear of Joy is under the spiritual direction of a Catholic priest.

With a very sincere heart, God bless to all who are reading this.  Before reading this most amazing story, it should be known that the Archbishop of Cincinnati, the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, has issued a decree (dated June 22, 2021), stating that “It is not permitted to have any public or private manifestation of cult or of  devotion to Our Lady until the title of “Our Lady Tear of Joy,” unless an examination of the presumed (September 8, 2018) apparition results in a favorable conclusion.”

This decree is NOT a condemnation of the alleged apparition, nor necessarily a denial or rejection of the many claimed physical and spiritual healings and graces received through Our Lady’s intercession, but simply a prudent precaution on the part of Church authorities.  Therefore, after receiving a copy of Archbishop Schnurr’s letter from my own bishop (Most Reverend Daniel E Thomas of Toledo), and after consultation with my spiritual director, I, Arrow Osborne, fully and humbly submit to the  wisdom and authority of the Church in this manner.  Until such time as a favorable decision is received, I will no longer display the various images of Our Lady Tear of Joy, or be available for presentations on this alleged apparition, or promote this devotion in any other manner.  But as several Priests and lay people have told me, you have to look at the fruits, the good fruits since this alleged apparition occurred and this image of Our Lady came into being.  As one priest told me, just like Lourdes, Fatima, Medjugorje and other alleged Apparitions, this has to be investigated and is not a condemnation.

The website will remain in place for those wishing to view it or privately submit their own testimony, but this is not in any way a promotion of this devotion or a denial of the Church’s authority in rendering a decision in regard to the alleged apparition.  In all things, I and everyone else previously or currently involved in this ministry humble submit to the judgement of the Church, and ask the Lord’s blessing upon everyone involved in this matter.

Now the story:  My name is Arrow Osborne and this is the true story of Our Lady of the Tear of Joy and how this miracle image of Our Blessed Mother came about, and is now known around the world.  Since 1993, I have traveled to many apparition sites in the U.S and Medjugorje.  In August of 2017 there was a visionary from the Philippines and he has a healing ministry using rose petals.  He was going around to different parishes in the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area and I was going to all of these most beautiful events.  On Saturday September 2nd, while at St. Patrick church in northern Kentucky, and man by the name of Neil who is very close to this visionary, came up to me and said, “What are you doing next Friday?”  (which was the Friday of September 8th, the day we celebrate Our Blessed Mother’s birthday).  Neil said there is a very Holy woman who lives in the Cincinnati area and she celebrates Our Blessed Mother’s birthday every year.  This visionary from the Philippines also comes, as well as very large group of people from all over and I was being invited.

I arrived at home on September 8th, 2017 and when I walked into the home, there were several statues of Our Lord Jesus and Our Blessed Mother and they were covered in gold dust and one of them would actually pulsate gold dust onto you if you stood near it.  I looked up towards the ceiling in the living room and I saw several large blue and white helium balloons all tied together in the perfect shape of a rosary.  The blue balloons representing the Our Father prayer and white for the Hail Mary prayer.  On a table was small pieces of paper with a string attached to them, and you would write out your petition to Our Blessed Mother and then the petition was tied to one of the balloons.

I then walked to the back yard and they had large tents set up and chairs for everyone.  The visionary arrived, as well as 5 Priests and some were from other countries, with one of these most holy priest came from a parish just outside of Rome Italy to be part of this most blessed event.  There had to be 200 plus people invited to this blessed event, with some coming from all over the U.S and Canada.  There was Holy Mass said and then the visionary did his healing service using the rose petals.  Afterwards, everybody was told to go to the front yard and they were going to release the balloons in the air.  Everybody gathered in the front yard and they were holding the balloons and when they released them, everybody started singing “Happy Birthday” to Our Blessed Mother.  I was standing in the front yard facing the street with my back towards the house.

As the balloons were going up, the sun started to spin and some people were saying, “Look at the Sun!!”  Then innerly I clearly heard, “Turn around” and as I did, I saw Neil (the one who invited me to the party), he was in the up stairs window of the house and was literally hanging out of the window taking pictures of the balloons going up.  I went in the house, went up the stairs and walked in the bedroom where Neil was.  He was hanging out of the window and was taking pictures of the balloons going up using a instamatic camera.

He just took a picture, turned around and gave me one of the pictures saying, “This is yours.”  I watched the image appear of Our Blessed Mother’s face, and there was no doubt who She was when I saw Her face appear in the photo.  There were NO images or photos of Our Blessed Mother on any of the balloons, nor trees, nor anywhere.

I took the image home and placed Her in an envelope so She would not get scratched or damaged.  Approximately two weeks later, I went to a prayer group in Windsor Canada, and it was here that evening that Our Lady gave Her first message.  In Her first message, Our Lady said, “This image of My tear is a Tear of Joy” (hence Tear of Joy), for all those who were present at the birthday party held in Her honor that September 8th day.  And the days that followed, Our Lady kept repeating the same message that it gives Her Joy, “Tears of Joy” when we pray to Her and we heal Her heart we when pray to Her and that She wants Her image known as “Our Lady of the Tear of Joy.”  Our Lady said, “Any copies made of My image must be Blessed by one of My Son’s priests and it will be a healing image”, meaning a Blessed copy placed upon somebody, will bring a physical healing (if it is Her Son’s Will) and spiritual conversion to anybody having Her image.

Over the course of the days that followed, I knew this beautiful image of Our Lady had to be under the direction of a Catholic Priest.  I prayed and prayed to Our Blessed Mother to guide me.  I was praying for 1 of 3 priests whom I knew, had special gifts and graces.  Everything in my path came back to a very Holy Priest, whom I knew had special gifts and graces.  He is known nationally, been on Catholic TV and radio and is the author of several books.  In fact, he prayed over me in October of 2013 and healed me of a condition I had for several years.  He does not want his name posted on Our Lady’s website, because he knows it is not about him, nor myself, but about Our Lady.  I met with him and he had heard about the image of Our Lady and everything that was occurring.  He prayed at his desk, lowering his head down for a long period of time and I knew he was praying for discernment about this mission.  He raised his head up and said to me, “I will be the spiritual director for this mission and your spiritual director.

I was having copies made of Our Lady’s image, having them Blessed and mailing them off to different people and prayer groups around the U.S. and Canada.  Then it was getting back to me that Our Lady was giving messages to other visionaries/locutionists who had a Blessed image of Our Lady and they are under the spiritual direction of a Catholic priest.  The messages Our Lady was giving is, “When they look at My image (photo), they are to recite the Memorare prayer and when they do, they are fleeing to Me, causing Me Joy (hence Tears of Joy), and I will heal and intercede for them and lead them to My Son.”  Then taking Our Lady’s original image to other prayer groups, the actual image was coming alive to some people who held Her while they were saying the holy rosary, and others could feel the very strong presence of Our Lady has they held the original image.

Then over the course of a few weeks, I was being contacted by people who had a blessed copy of Our Lady’s image and a person was being healed of an illness or somebody had a deep spiritual conversion when they held Our Lady’s image.  Then Our Lady was giving messages that She wants Her image (photo), “Known to all”,  meaning around the world and the messages Our Lady was giving about Her image.  The website of Our Lady of the Tear of Joy ( was created by two very devote Catholic men, Ken Watterson and Steve Grier and it was up and running by October of 2017.  By February of 2018, we had people from other countries all around the world logging onto the website of Our Lady of the Tear of Joy and what’s amazing about this, we did NO advertising.  All of this is at the hands of Our Lady, getting Her image “Known to all.”

Please go to the top icon choices of “The Message” and “Testaments” and read the messages Our Lady is giving about Her image and the miracles that have occurred with somebody having an image of Our Lady of the Tear of Joy.  We have it set up to fulfill Our Lady’s request saying that She wants Her image “Known to all”, meaning around the world.  So, if you live in a part of the world where you cannot get mail or it is very difficult to receive mail, go to the icon choice of “Order the Image” and scroll down to the bottom of the page and if you have a printer, you will see instructions to “Download the Image.”  Our Blessed Mother has said that any copies made of Her image, “Must be Blessed by one of My Son’s priests.”  Our Blessed Mother has also said, that if you live in an area of the world where there is no priests or you live in fear of being persecuted, the image you have of Her, will have the same Blessings as being Blessed, Our Lady knows your heart.  If anybody has a physical healing or a spiritual conversion with having the image of Our Lady of the Tear of Joy, please email me the story at:  God Bless to all, Arrow >>>——–>

Here is a link to a beautiful video telling the story of Our Lady –

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Preview YouTube video Miracle! Virgin Mary appears in this polaroid photo!