Just in time for Easter --- it's our Virgin Mary Image Alert!

The most recent sighting comes from Citrus Heights, Calif. A guy was doing yard work when he says God talked to him through a palm tree.

Manny Duenas, according to news accounts, says he found the image of the Virgin Mary in a tree branch. He was just seconds away from turning the mother of Jesus into mulch -- but says he was stopped by divine intervention.

Coincidence?

Well --- he did speak to Moses through a burning bush.