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CHURCH SPRAWL A miniature scale of Montemaria where “healing priest” Fernando Suarez plans to build his own church and congregation in Alfonso, Cavite. PHOTOS BY MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Phenomenal healing priest Fernando Suarez was amazed. It usually took six years for a new congregation to be set up, but in his case the vital elements of the process took only six days.

“I am in awe!” exclaimed Father Suarez, 44, his voice bringing out his childlike qualities—and his being Filipino.

Suarez has formed a new community named the Missionaries of Mary Mother of the Poor (MMP) under the Diocese of Occidental Mindoro after resigning from the Ottawa-based Companions of the Cross, which ordained him in 2002.

“I never thought that the process of my excardination and incardination would take place only within six days,” he said, noting the speed to be unprecedented. Excardination refers to a priest’s separation and release from a religious group, while incardination refers to his acceptance into another.

Big crowds, donations

Questions have been heard from various quarters on the status of the Batangas-born priest, who now attracts 100,000 to 150,000 people monthly to his healing Masses, apart from drawing substantial donations in cash and in kind from elite families, big corporations and sociocivic groups, not to mention big foreign donors for the projects of the Foundation of Mary Mother of the Poor.

Was he expelled by his Canada group? Had things gone into his head and he could no longer be controlled by his superiors? From Canada, he based himself in Batangas while his group was in Cavite, so why was there word that he would move to Mindoro?

Breaking his silence on these issues, Suarez said: “Overwhelmed by the grace of peace after a pilgrimage to the tomb of Mother Teresa in Calcutta last February, I resigned from the Companions of the Cross on March 25, 2011. Then, on March 31, 2011, I was accepted by the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, under Bishop Antonio Palang.”

On July 16, 2011, Palang decreed the establishment of the MMP as a “Public Association of Christ’s faithful.”

The decree stated: “Aimed at living the demands of evangelical counsels, healing, renewal and ministry to the poor with the intent of becoming a society of apostolic life, the MMP is hereby formally accepted for the service of our pastoral jurisprudence.”

The poor of Elin

To grow the mission, Suarez has been assigned to Elin (pronounced Eling) on the tip of Mindoro, an island three times the size of Boracay and which remains without roads and electricity.

“The place is so poor,” he said. “But that is an answered prayer as I have requested Bishop Palang to locate the mission with the poor.”

“Some have criticized me, saying that I do whatever I want, I go wherever I want to go all over the world. Perhaps if they come with me to Elin, they may say things differently,” the priest said.

“Things are happening fast. MMP now has 10 seminarians. Three will be ordained priests this August,” he added.

The MMP now has five core members, including three incoming priests and cofounder Father Jeff Shannon, also formerly of Companions. Bishop Palang was regarded as canonical founder, Suarez stressed.

BLESSED WATER Father Suarez dips his fingers inside a bottle to bless its water during a healing Mass attended by some 50,000 people.

Mission foretold

Suarez remembered that on the day he was ordained, a priest came to him and foretold that he was going to receive such tremendous gifts from God that his group would not be able to contain him.

“In Canada, the Companions, to which I am so attached, tried their best to accommodate me and the demands on my healing ministry. But my calling has become so evident,” he recalled.

The young Fernando Suarez was a chemical engineering degree holder from Adamson University who worked for two years with the company CocoChem. He was engaged to be married at 25, but the engagement was called off the same day it was made when his girlfriend of 12 years said, “I think you are meant to be a priest.”

He entered the seminary run by the Society of the Divine Word (SVD).

Suarez recounted that in 1995 the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph appeared to him in a dream where he was told he would go to a “cold and windy place” and would tell the world of God’s love. Three days later, a man came to him and presented him documents for travel to Winnipeg, Canada.

“There really is no barrier to all that God has planned,” the priest said, making a reference to a key message he delivered in his sermon on Saturday, Feast of the Transfiguration.

Obviously in his element at the new site of the Oratory of Our Lady of Montemaria, an MMP Foundation project situated on a breezy hillside expanse in San Alfonso, Cavite, Suarez repeatedly exhorted those present to emerge from the Mass “fully in awe of the power of God.”

“Our Lord heals you all now. He wants you to be in awe, in great amazement of His powers, because He wants you to surrender to Him all your aches, pains and troubles,” he said, drumming up his message in between folksy anecdotes of his healing experiences.

The crowd broke into laughter when he narrated that just the other day, at the Philippine Army headquarters, “napatumba ko ang mga heneral! (I knocked the generals down).”

Prayed over and brought to a state known as being “slain by the Holy Spirit,” the military officers were literally reduced to fallen generals before the power of the Lord, he said.

Suarez’s healing Masses will continue to be held on weekends at Montemaria, with permission from Bishop Palang and Bishop Chito Tagle of Cavite.

The priest glowed with anticipation over the spiritual yield of his new community, one which he said would seek a “new springtime of the Church” through the renewal of priests.

Seeing the healing ministry as a unifier of the Church, Suarez said: “There is healing when there is unity. Hatred breaks. Healing is forgiving and forgiving unites. Unity is healing.”


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Tags: Diocese of Occidental Mindoro , Elin , Foundation of Mary Mother of the Poor , Healing priest Fernando Suarez , Missionaries of Mary Mother of the Poor (MMP)


  • Anonymous

    I respect anyone’s belief BUT I will never believe in this very commercialized religious business(for lack of words). I have been to his masses 4 times to accompany my very sick wife. They sell everything from CD/DVD, images, books, etc. Of course there are always testimonials like body pains being healed. I just wonder if the pains did not come back when they got home. Even my wife said to me that she felt better after being touched by Fr. Suarez. Don’t ask where my wife is now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reymedina-Fong/100001830895982 Reymedina Fong

      con    artist    all over.   gullible  people

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IP3G4EJWQ3D6YKAK45NI7DMKQI Kingcoil

      They should stop absolutely with selling anything at all, that is the best answer to anyone seeing only money with such groups.

      What about their financial needs for paying electricity bill, for food for themselves, their clothing and shoes, etc.?

      Put up donation boxes but very well fixed to walls and floor, as to resist being taken by thieves, for people to put in money who are convinced that they the preachers are truly sincere and dedicated to the cause of Christ, and only after the love of mankind for the love of God — expecting only their reward in heaven.

      And they must submit themselves to financial auditing from an outside group of men and women who are publicly known to be first well off already and second of the most unimpeachable honesty.

      Oslove

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

      to anu12345…eh di don’t believe…but let others who were sick and got healed through Fr. Suarez believe. But maybe you’re sick, too. Magpa-healing ka na rin.

  • Anonymous

    it is Christ Jesus that heals…not Fr. Suarez. He is just an instrument. Please my fellow Catholics bear it in mind. Thank the Lord for his graces. Fr. Suarez, please remind your people as always loud and clear that Jesus is one that heals.. do not allow yourself to be emulated.. baka lumaki ang ulo mo kasing laki ng pakwan.. like they say.. if it is the Lord’s doing then it will prosper.. if not then it will crumble to the ground. God Bless you Father Suarez…

    • Anonymous

      Laging sinasabi ni Fr. Suarez na siya ay instrument lang. Kaya lang, bakit kailangan pa ni Jesus ng middlemen na yumayaman sa ganitong gawain? Voluntary nga ang pagbibigay pero questionable ang motivation kung bakit nagbibigay. It’s almost taking for a ride the most vulnerable. Ang asawa ko, laging $50 ang ibinibigay, bumili pa ng books at DVD. Nakakaawa nga at gustong bilhin ang paggaling niya.

      • Anonymous

        Hindi kailangan ni Jesus ng middlemen.  Ang asawa mo ang nangangailangan.  Fr. Suarez is not forcing her.

      • hormel delata

        naalala ko si judiel, andaming nalokong tao, mga tita ko pati nanay ko at mga pinsan nakipagsiksikan doon sa kapal ng tao. nagbigay ng donasyon. andami pang mga pari dun…asan na si judiel ngayon?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reymedina-Fong/100001830895982 Reymedina Fong

    delusion.  man  made   

  • http://twitter.com/krakenitor nemo

    Major religion entity is a company/corporation run by hierarchy of leaders. It is a business, selling God products and their ideas of who or what god is. It is better to have this kind of organization separate from state. They help control society from running amok and creating chaos. As for the products they sell, the moment you buy those things, your belief of God is now replaced by that product. You can’t connect to God without that product.

  • Anonymous

    MIRACLE: “The laws of nature are never suspended. That’s the miraculous thing about them, that they never change, that they are completely regular. And they are certainly not suspended in response to prayer or in response to ritual sacrifices and so forth.” – C. Hitchens

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyQ57X3YhH4

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001631790172 Adela Acebedo

    His ministry is short of calling people to come to God through Jesus Christ in repentance and turning away from sin.  He should preach and exalt Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior and God.  He is our great healer and helper in time of our needs.  He should teach people to come to Him not only for physical healing but for eternal salvation.  And salvation comes only thru faith in Jesus Christ, not on any other personality. 

    Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    Matthew 7:15 (NIV)  “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

    False prophets were common in Old Testament times. They prophesied only what the king and the people wanted to hear, claiming it was God’s message. False teachers are just as common today. Jesus says to beware of those whose words sound religious but who are motivated by money, fame, or power. You can tell who they are because in their teaching they minimize Christ and glorify themselves. (LAN)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francisco-Alagbate/1718044920 Francisco Alagbate

    The bottom line is: one’s brand of faith and belief in GOD is the healing factor.  In the world of the Roman Catholics anything and everything about GOD is infallible.  Please remember that from St. Peter onwards a lot of faithful (priest or non-priest), were made instruments of GOD to do good to mankind.  Once in a while GOD manifests HIS infinite love to all of us, i.e., through Fr. Suares.  And lastly, if we have not received what we asked of HIM, it’s not because HE doesn’t love us.  All I know/believe is that only HE knows what is best for us here on earth and in HIS kingdom. Amen!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001631790172 Adela Acebedo

      Faith as the Way to Salvation

         The concept of faith is
      primarily that of a personal relationship with God that determines the
      priorities of one’s life. This relationship is one of love that is built on
      trust and dependence. We receive it by trusting the saving work of Jesus. Faith
      is the basic Christian experience, the decision for Christ Jesus. It is the
      acceptance of Christ’s lordship (i.e., His God-given, absolute authority). In
      this sense faith is doubly a break from the past: it is one’s removal from sin,
      and it is one’s removal from all other religious allegiances (1 Thes. 1:9). As
      a break from the past, faith is the beginning of relation to God and not an
      end. It is, especially in Paul’s letters, the inauguration of incorporation “in
      Christ,” in which one continues to grow and develop.

         If faith is primarily a
      relationship into which one enters through acceptance of Jesus’ authority, it
      also includes a certain amount of “belief.” As a derived use, then, “faith” may
      also denote the content of what is believed. In this sense faith is the
      conviction that God acted in the history of Israel and “that God was in Christ,
      reconciling the world unto himself” (2 Cor. 5:19). In theological usage “the
      faith” may refer to many more doctrines and dogmas that have been developed
      since New Testament times, but in the New Testament “that which must be
      believed” was more limited as Romans 10:9-10 may demonstrate.

       
      Faith is what we believe, it is Christianity itself, but primarily it is
      the relationship we have with God through what Jesus accomplished in His death
      and resurrection.

      • Anonymous

        The concept of faith is “ignorance”. This priest is no different from those medicine men who worshipped idols, spirits and gods who created a talking snake to make these naked couple cover their bodies in shame. Faith is like the proverbial straw that a man can hold on when on the verge of drowning.

    • Allan E

      so you say those who were died through tsunamis, earthquakes, and murdered by genocide, those who were raped was God’s will on for us here on earth, that’s a capricious God.

    • Allan E

      what if your religion is wrong? what if Buddhism is the real religion? or Islam or Judaism? so everything you believed in is for nothing. what about those who died in earthquakes, tsunamis, murdered by genocide, those who were burned at the stake, raped, etc. did God allowed them to suffer and be killed?  inutil ang God mo kung ganun. faith is not a virtue!!! it is gullbility.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reymedina-Fong/100001830895982 Reymedina Fong

        blind  idiot  god

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHASLFOABRFQ65B7ZMMCIYRTYY Steve Hicks

        blind idiot atheist

      • http://twitter.com/joelcruz07 Joel Cruz

        allan, you refer to the bible and you will know the truth.

  • Anonymous

    daming uto uto sa atin, kawawa yung mga di gumagaling diyan, kasi kadalasan sinasabi nang mga ganiyan na scam artist kaya di gumaling yung uto uto dahil mahina daw pananampalataya, so kasalanan mo pa pag di ka gumaling, sigurado yan nag bebenta nang mga cd saka kung ano anong kalokohan.

    • Anonymous

      Sang-ayon ako sa nasabi mo; kabayan.  Karamihan ng mga religion at religious organizations ay perahan lang.  Anong religious group, bukod sa Buddihism, ang hindi nanghihingi ng abuloy…..karamihan ay pilitan pa?  Kawawa talaga ang nagpapadala na parang mga kalabaw na may tali sa nguso sa mga nagpapanggap na mga sugo (kuno) ng Diyos!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

        Find out if he can really heal in the name of the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit before you pronounce your verdict,

      • Anonymous

        Karamihan ng mga religion at religious organizations ay perahan lang.  Anong religious group, bukod sa Buddihism, ang hindi nanghihingi ng abuloy…..karamihan ay pilitan pa?  Kawawa talaga ang nagpapadala na parang mga kalabaw na may tali sa nguso sa mga nagpapanggap na mga sugo (kuno) ng Diyos!

      • Anonymous

        Anong VERDICT ang pinagssasabi mo?  IRRELEVANT!  Balik ka sa pagsasaka mo, Boy.  A tigil mo na yang mumbo-jumbo mong spirit-spirit.  Yong kapwa mong magsasaka ang pa-ikutin mo, Boy.

  • Anonymous

    To those who criticize, have you ever met him? Or are you basing it on hearsay? I’ve moved to an evangelical church, but this man definitely has God with him. My niece had a slow heart rate and required an infant pace maker, she is living a normal life and doesn’t need one anymore. Canadian doctors could not explain it. He is very humble in person always saying it is not him but God who heals, people confuse zeal with arrogance. Just because he is not from your church, it doesn’t mean God is not with him. ” John said, Master, we saw a man driving out demons in Your name and we commanded him to stop it, for he does not follow along with us. (Luke 9:49 AMP But Jesus told him, Do not forbid [such people]; for whoever is not against you is for you. (Luke 9:50 AMP)”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IP3G4EJWQ3D6YKAK45NI7DMKQI Kingcoil

    They should stop absolutely with selling anything at all, that is the best answer to anyone seeing only money with such groups.

    What about their financial needs for paying electricity bill, for food for themselves, their clothing and shoes, etc.?

    Put up donation boxes but very well fixed to walls and floor, as to resist being taken by thieves, for people to put in money who are convinced that they the preachers are truly sincere and dedicated to the cause of Christ, and only after the love of mankind for the love of God — expecting only their reward in heaven.

    And they must submit themselves to financial auditing from an outside group of men and women who are publicly known to be first well off already and second of the most unimpeachable honesty.

    Oslove

  • Anonymous

    to those who criticize father suarez and his ministry,have you visites his website,so many unexplanable miracles have occured thru the prayers of fr suarez.hav eyou guys attended his services and witnessed hom many thousands of people who have been miraclulously cured,physically,spiritually etc.and they are not only catholics that attend his helaing services.there afre budhists,muslims,born again,iglesia ni cristo et al.these are hopeless people.may of them have been in and out of the hospitals,been to medical specialists,but no to avail.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LNEFYZVEHLLHB3VSQOM5RAGG5E s.

      Yeah,Right!!!!! Wankers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    to mrs fong,you are certified anti catholic bigot.you dont know what you are talking about.may god forgive you for your sins and misaccusations!

  • Anonymous

    sa mga naniniwala dito, isang tanong na lang, meron na bang bulag na nakakita or pilay na nakalakad na pinagaling nang mga ganito ? Wag ninyo sama yung mga nasa burn again sa TV, dahil planted lahat yon, meron bang  documented talaga na bulag at nakakita ? Kahit isa lang, wala di ba ? Lahat nang napapagaling nang mga ito karamihan placebo effect lang, kung totoong sa “God” galing yung pag papagaling niya, bakit ang nagagamot lang yung pwedeng gamutin nang Tylenol ? Insulto naman ata yon sa Diyos.

  • Anonymous

    faith without works is dead james 2:14-26.

  • Anonymous

    ‘the mildest criticism of religion is also the most radical and the most devastating one. Religion is MAN-MADE. Even the men who made it cannot agree on what their prophets or redeemers or gurus actually said or did. Still less can they hope to tell us the “meaning” of later discoveries and developments which were, when they began, either obstructed by their religion or denounced by them. And yet — the believers still CLAIM TO KNOW! Not just to know, but to know everything. Not just to know that god exists, and that he created and supervised the whole enterprise, but also to know what “he” demands of us — from our diet to our observances to our sexual morality. In other words, in a vast and complicated discussion where we know more and more about less and less, yet can still hope for some enlightenment as we proceed, one faction — itself composed of warring factions — has the sheer arrogance to tell us that we already have all the essential information we need. Such stupidity, combined with such pride, should be enough on its own to exclude “belief” from the debate. The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.’

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkv6zw4gnKU

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for sharing the link, It was quite informative.
      My faith in the living GOD is well-founded that it can’t be influence by any irrational lies. Encountering conflicts between pseudo sciences and the underlying facts of science will  continuously to have its course. It’s up to individual’s wits to discern what is good and acceptable for him. In cases of donations or money coming from the believers, it should not be questioned anymore. Anyway, if it represents their conviction to what they believe in, then so be it.

    • Anonymous

      God too is man made.

      • Anonymous

        can man create the universe?

  • Anonymous

    Another Quiboloy, Velarde, Villanueva, etc. in the making. From rags to riches (literally into BILLIONAIRS) stories. Look at that proposed community, looks like a world class resort complete with a cathedral. BTW, Fr. Suarez should frequent the HQ’s of the generals on his healing mass. God knows they might just be converted to being HONEST generals.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Cela/100000275164669 Maria Cela

      Hindi ba kasama diyan si Manalo ng INC? At marami pang hindi masyadong kilala, katulad nuong tinatawag na Ate Salve ng Banal na Pagaaral.  Pero mas mabuti ang may paniwala kaysa wala.  Sino man sa kanila kung ang buhay ay tutuloy sa tuwid na daan, well and good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Felimon-Soria/1550111151 Felimon Soria

    Another billionaire coming to life like Manalo, Velarde ajnd Villanueva. You can really fool a lot of people most of the time and make billions in the process. 

  • Anonymous

    As long as it’s in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy spirit, then that’s where my faith is. But if you include other names of saints or other known religious figures, then I lost my interest no matter how impressive or holy looking your action is. Healing and salvation should only come from God and God alone.

    • Anonymous

      Amen! Healing and Salvation comes only from God and God alone. We only ask the “intercession” of the saints to help us pray for God. Anong masama kung humingi kami ng tulong sa mga banal sa pagdarasal sa Diyos pra pagalingin kami?

      • Anonymous

        Because there’s no politics in heaven. You can communicate directly with God and expect Godly response. God bless you.

        I respect your beliefs as much as your faith and I have no problem with that. I’m just saying what I believe. Peace

      • Anonymous

        …”the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph appeared to him in a dream…” and it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement (Heb. 9:27). Pakibasa rin po ang sa Lukas 16:22-31. Pwede bang gustuhin ng mga patay na mamasyal sa lupa kung gugustuhin nya tulad ng ginusto ni Mr. Sanchez? Do not be deceived, even the devil can make miracles. God has given us His Book, the bible as a measuring rod to discern truth from folly. I pray for Mr. Sanchez’s enlightenment.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TGBQQMRYUJ4JXPUGL7DIZONBTM Pinoy Escrimador

        @tony_regio

        How do I know that your not sent by the devil to undermine this priest’s work?

      • Anonymous

        That is not politics na gaya ng palagi mong iniisip. It is “communion” — a loving, helping communion with the saints in heaven. It does not constitute politics because LOVE binding it. I am a sinner, I know I can pray directly to God but I look up to the saints who are very close to God and ask their help to pray for me. What’s the problem with that?

      • antonioluna

        there is a problem because Jesus is the only way to the father. Try reading Angelica Zambrano’s testimony, it’s for you to decide.

      • Anonymous

        Yes you are correct! Jesus is the only way to the Father. But does that mean that there are no other ways to go to Jesus before going to the Father? Saints, martyrs, disciples are true followers of Jesus Christ,they are very close to Jesus. We look up to them as our models and companions. Ano ang msama kung magpapatulong kami sa kanila or gayahin namin ang mga gawa nila para mapalapit kami kay Jesus patungo sa Diyos Ama? Jesus is the ONLY WAY pero wala bang MGA PAMAMARAAN para makadaan ka sa ONLY WAY?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leodegardo-Pruna/100000668583781 Leodegardo Pruna

    May Fr. Suarez be consistent in his fear of the Lord and of following the will of God. 

  • Anonymous

    mga uto uto….

  • Anonymous

    MMP-mary mother of the people(poor&rich) Father Suarez healing also from God…God is Love master of everything.. whatever the motives of father suarez, pastor quiboloy, bro. mike velarde, bro. eddie villanueva etc..also whatever the commentaries are all parts of God’s process as His breath of life is in everyone of us doing our assignments under the two moments of Truth the night and the day of our personal life..what you cannot believe in the night of your life..but on the day of your enlightenment you will believed..the false prophet and the true prophet is no other than your own self…i tell you my friends  be Truthful to know that there is no such useless things in this world..God is Love master of everything, a matter i am who i am is a matter to all of you and everything and Me are One..i love u all * all of u love me…
    also rizal said, the first enemy of man is his own self..if you hate father suarez bcoz you cannot love your own self first – to love yourself first – get out on your own sin slavery, repent to affirmed the already given forgiveness and love of God to all mankind….whatever your religion have Faith in reverence of wisdom, revese your ignorance…and love to live very happy…    Lolo seraph

  • Anonymous

    Wow, its obvious that Fr. Fernando is being moved by a hidden Power ! ! 

  • Anonymous

    Mukang mahina yung power nang “god” niya, wala pa kasing bulag na nakakita. Napatumba mga generals ? Subukan mong walang sasalo sa mga yon sa likod at possibleng mabagok mga ulo nila , tignan natin kung matumba mga yon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Archie-Bernas/100002275318418 Archie Bernas

    Recently the church was placed on the spot specifically about the SUVs donated to a few bishops by PCSO. The issue created a huge negative impact on the character and integrity of those involved and the priests in general. The “congregation” of the very pious healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez provides an avenue for the restoration of the believers’ faith and affirms our perception that there are still many men of cloth worthy of our respect and trust. 

    • http://twitter.com/phillipgeorge1 philip george

      Are you sure that his mysticism are for real? This is not the first time we hear a priest talking of  future miracles to happen. Indeed, As Nora Aunor was right when she said: “Walang himala.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XCVTR7UEL324INPXQGQV47V6HY Bewareiftheworldagreeswithyou

    “People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.Forgive them anyway.”If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.Be kind anyway.”If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.Succeed anyway.”If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.Be honest and sincere anyway.”What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.Create anyway.”If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.Be happy anyway.”The good you do today, will often be forgotten.Do good anyway.”Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.Give your best anyway.”In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” MOTHER TERESA

  • Anonymous

    In the beginning, man created God and it divided the world and the world was never the same again.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHASLFOABRFQ65B7ZMMCIYRTYY Steve Hicks

      According to you and your imagination.

  • http://twitter.com/joelcruz07 Joel Cruz

    certainly, it was not between you and them (including mother or who teresa, not even maria).
    it is always between you and GOD.
    if you heal in the Name Above All Name, you glorify Him, healing in any other name will glorify satan. the priest himself know that.

  • Anonymous

    “A sucker is born every minute” –  P T Barnum

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHASLFOABRFQ65B7ZMMCIYRTYY Steve Hicks

      P T Barnum’s CIRCUS, what a quote dude
       

  • Anonymous

    nag comment lahat ng mga unbelievers. puro lang naman dakdak..wla namang napapatunayan kundi ang manira ng kapwa..haay…saan kapa..kaya hindi na bless yung samahan nila….If God is for us then who can be against us?

    • Anonymous

      pati ba naman ikaw pinag palit mo na si Jesus Christ kay demonyong Suarez? Demonyo ka na rin.Magsama na kayong tatlo ni  judas..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QTV3BT5UNCEGW5YKPJHKBDTGE Jorell

    Kung ikaw ay meron malalang sakit at wala ng lunas ay maniniwala ka nito. Siyempre susubukan mo ang lahat para gumaling ka lang diba.  Hindi naman humihingi ng bayad ang pari nasa sayo kung magbibigay ka ng donasyon.  Sana totoong nakakagamot itong pari para naman mabigyan ng pagasa ang mga taong walang pambili ng gamot.

    • Anonymous

      Faith minus doubt is equal to miracle.. yung mga sobrang desperate na gumaling at can’t afford na magpagamot will might as well resort to healing na katulad nito. And because they thought it’s their ultimate hope, yung faith umaapaw at nakokondisyon ang isip, (call it power of the mind beyond faith) gumagaling.

  • Anonymous

    nag comment lahat ng mga unbelievers. puro lang naman dakdak..wla namang napapatunayan kundi ang manira ng kapwa..haay…saan kapa..kaya hindi na bless yung samahan nila….If God is for us then who can be against us?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_75QJCBJN7KPDM2SV5RSBRHJZGY rene

    Sa Canada at US banned ang mga ganitong ginagawa ni Fr. Suarez. How can he heal someone, may power ba syang kagaya ng doctor? Sanction ba ito ng Vatican? Ano ba ang stand ng CBCP dito. Im afraid this is another falsehood. If some people get cured… because of faith .. fine but we always pray whenever we get sick. Why should we need Fr. Suarez?

    • Anonymous

      sinong may sabi sau na banned sa Canada at US ang faith healing?  galing kaba doon? search mo sa youtube hindi lang sa US at Canada pati Australia may faith healing din.

    • http://www.facebook.com/marichu.ruiz1 Marichu Ruiz

      Not in our Catholic Church here in Escondido, California (Church of the Resurrection) where  he conducted  a 4 Day  Blessing and Healing Mass sometime last Lent season 2010.  More than a thousand devotees  from various cities in California came. He celebrated the Sunday Mass where my family attended. It was jam-packed with devotees. To rene wherever you are if you want proof we can published the front cover of our Church’s Bulletin.  It was his last Blessing and Healing here in U.S.A before going to the Philippines.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_75QJCBJN7KPDM2SV5RSBRHJZGY rene

        Bakit di sya magtagal sa US at Canada kung welcome sya. Bakit dito sya magtatayo ng congregation sa Pinas at mahirap lang na bansa kami. I do believe in miracle but please wag namang icomercialize yan. Talo pa nya si Jesus.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TGBQQMRYUJ4JXPUGL7DIZONBTM Pinoy Escrimador

        @rene

        What’s wrong with putting up a congregation in the Philippines? Mother Theresa is Albanian, but her mission is in Calcutta, India. Why do you feel the need to malign this priest. So far he has only done good. What HAVE YOU DONE lately???

    • Anonymous

      bkit ntin tinutuligsa kung nakaka tulong nman si Father Suarez sa ating ibang kababayan? tanungin ntin ang ating mga sarili ano ba naitutulong ntin sa ating kapwa laluna sa mga may sakit at kapuspalad na bukod sa wlang pambili ng makakain, paano na kaya sa pambili ng gamot kung silay maysakit? Ngyon ano ba ang stand mo kung natulungan man sila ni Father thru Prayer Healing? can you much better except to criticize?

    • Anonymous

      Sino may sabi sayo na banned sa US at Canada? mag search ka ng evidence sa youtube pati Australia may Healing mass sila doon.. Kc wla kang gift of healing from the Holy Spirit’s seven gifts kaya pumupunta ka sa may gift of healing have faith and God willing gagaling ka.

  • Anonymous

    Just have Faith!!!

  • Anonymous

    Naniniwala ako sa Healing Priest na ito,Ako mismo nasaksihan ko ang patotoo ng isang taong may  malubhang sakit na napagaling ni Fr.Fernando Suarez.Pinupuntahan ko ang lugar nilang ito sa Alfonso,Cavite..ang “Our Lady of Montemaria”.Mararamdaman mo kabanalan ng lugar nilang ito kung mapupuntahan mo kasama ang iyong pamilya.Nakakatuwang isipin na marami siyang natutulungan,lalo na doon sa mga tao na nawawalan na ng Pag asa sa buhay dahil sa kanilang karamdaman…..  mahal tayo ng panginoon!

    • http://twitter.com/joelcruz07 Joel Cruz

      does that mean he is from or of God because you saw it….nice, are you a pope or something?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always held a liberal position when it comes to these things, but I cannot discount that a placebo effect has strong documentation among those healed by the so called miracle workers. Whatever works, works.

  • Anonymous

    No one will replace  Jesus Christ on earth who was given by the almighty the power to heal the sick… this priest Fernando Suarez is a fake healer…don’t believe this man. He is a part of the syndicate to lure the people that he can make a miracle to cure the sick person…my friends he will only take advantage of your donations..manloloko yan….walang kapanyarihan yan…nag pakalat lang mga grupo nya na nagpapagaling sya ng mga may sakit….sa katotohan lang po walang napagaling yan…kung may nakapagsabi naman sa inyo ..mga katoto nya yun sa sindikato mga “demonyo”.Alam ba ninyo gaano na karami nalikum nitong pera? Maraming bank account ito na pang personal lang nya…Bahala na kayo..basta kami nakakakilala sa kanya hindi namin paniniwalaan yan…Just pray direct to god in the name of Jesus  Christ..not Fernando Suarez na switek.

    • kris makati

      nakakatawa naman to… bakit ba galit na galit ka nag-donate ka ba sa kanya ng 1 million tapos natuklasan mong madami siyang “bank accounts”? o naiinggit ka kasi madaming nagdodonate sa kanya ng libo libo sa iyo wala man lang magpautang ni sampung piso? o naaawa ka sa mga “uto uto na mga taong niloloko ng “switek” na paring ito sa kanilang donasyon” at gusto mong imulat ang mga mata nila sa panloloko niya at mailigtas sila sa kasakiman ng paring ito?(isa kang bayani!) alam mo mag apply ka kaya sa communications group nangangamoy propaganda ka kasi.

    • Anonymous

       i am with you…batangueno rin ako, malapit sa kanila sa Lipa… pero i have read scandalous items about his wealth and modus operandi in Canada…to name a few,,,  of course, i have no proof, for all you symphatizers out there… pero hindi lang isang accusation ang nabasa ko sa mga nakatago nyang pera at mga personal things that go beyond healing and “miracles”… sabi nga sa amin  sa Batangas, kung walang mabaho, walang mangangamoy..

      how many more Manalos, Velardes, Quiboloys and Sorianos would make gullible, lost, confused, and mangmang na Pinoys (walang tiwala sa sarili) flock to their temples and donate their hard-earned money ?

      nakaligtas nga from the ARROYO family and their cohorts, di naman makaligtas sa pagsasamantala ng mga self-proclaimed prophets…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWJJGS5HV4C3EDPP7EXXIHJMQU tanabe

    hay propaganda article…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2RI3LJVGNNED3XPMG7HVMIIO4 Herbert

    Kaya nakapagtataka kung bakit humihingi pa ng SUV ang mga obispo at pari sa Pagcor, gayung bilyung-bilyong piso ang kinikita nila mula sa ikapo ng mga utu-uto.

  • http://twitter.com/meowmingsu Meow Ming

    Minsan kahit hindi ka naniniwala sa mga ganyang healing masses pero yung isang mahal mo sa buhay ay desperadong gumaling sa kanyang sakit at naniniwalang gagaling, sasamahan mo pa rin sya… dahil gusto mong maging palagay ang kanyang kalooban… at dahil mahal mo sya.

  • Anonymous

    Just because something is comforting DOES NOT MEAN it is TRUE.

    Isn’t it better to embrace REALITY, bleak as it may sometimes be, than to avoid it and live a lie (or than to rely on FALSE hope)?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyQ57X3YhH4

    • Anonymous

      browndarwinian: Just because science cannot explain certain things, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.  Stick to what you can comprehend buddy.

  • Anonymous

    browndarwinian: Stick to what you can understand, and leave the believers to their beliefs.
    Let me be blunt:  Leave them alone, and you stick to your own limited beliefs.

  • Anonymous

    browndarwinian: Stick to what you can understand, and leave the believers to their beliefs.
    Let me be blunt: Leave them alone, and you stick to your own limited beliefs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WOGSLHDI3XK4MBJF5IANBVKLHI james

    Whatever the reasons these people have for having felt better, I don’t care. Be it faith, be it kind words, be it assurance, whatever, then it is good because these people felt better. If you don’t do anything to give comfort to the sick and the dying, just better shut up.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TGBQQMRYUJ4JXPUGL7DIZONBTM Pinoy Escrimador

      @james

      Very well said ….

  • Anonymous

    Ignorance of the people can really a source of material wealth. Pastor Quiboloy owned a chopper and a private plane. Just imagine how many millions this guy is getting by using the name of God.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TGBQQMRYUJ4JXPUGL7DIZONBTM Pinoy Escrimador

      @nowhere_to_be_found

      Do you have “EVIDENCE” that this priest was squandering donated money for his own personal gains?

  • Anonymous

    Bakit di ba pwedeng makigamit na lang nang simbahan ? Bakit kailangan meron pa siyang sariling bonggang simbahan ? Sa halip na gastusin mo diyan sa luho mo itulong mo na lang sa mga nangangailangan , gayahin mo si mother theresa. Saka raket din yang construction nang mga simbahan, mag iimport kayo nang materyales tax free lahat.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TGBQQMRYUJ4JXPUGL7DIZONBTM Pinoy Escrimador

    @sid24

    So far this priest has only done good things. What evidence do you have on any wrongdoing?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TGBQQMRYUJ4JXPUGL7DIZONBTM Pinoy Escrimador

      that was in response to all of the baseless criticism hurled at this priest

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reymedina-Fong/100001830895982 Reymedina Fong

    666

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reymedina-Fong/100001830895982 Reymedina Fong

    666

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reymedina-Fong/100001830895982 Reymedina Fong

    666

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TGBQQMRYUJ4JXPUGL7DIZONBTM Pinoy Escrimador

    @xeraby_mher

    correct

  • Anonymous

    He’s giving false hope to people , gawin ba niya yan kung tingin niya walang perang papasok ? Sa halip na mag tayo siya nang simbahan , puntahan niya yung kasuluk sulukan nang Pilipinas at gamutin niya yung mga may sakit, doon sa mga lugar na walang pamasahe mga tao para puntahan siya, at doon sa mga taong walang ibibigay na abuloy. Si Cory Aquino  di ba nag punta din sa kaniya ? Asan si Cory ngayon ? 

    • Anonymous

      I agree. Just because something is comforting DOES NOT MEAN it is TRUE.

      Isn’t it better to embrace REALITY, bleak as it may sometimes be, than to avoid it and live a lie (or than to rely on FALSE hope)?

      MIRACLE: “The laws of nature are never suspended. That’s the miraculous thing about them, that they never change, that they are completely regular. And they are certainly not suspended in response to prayer or in response to ritual sacrifices and so forth.” – C. Hitchens

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyQ57X3YhH4

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TGBQQMRYUJ4JXPUGL7DIZONBTM Pinoy Escrimador

        @browndarwinian:disqus

        Miracles come in many forms….it need not be physical.

        If your an atheist, do what you want to do. And let the believers do what they want to do.

      • Anonymous

        You quote Hitchens as if he is a fountain of truth. A person who has to quote somebpdy else has no faith in his own opinion.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TGBQQMRYUJ4JXPUGL7DIZONBTM Pinoy Escrimador

      @sid24:disqus

      Did you read the article ? ( Elin, Mindoro )

  • Anonymous

    It looks like the beginning of another cult…Me kumpetensya na si Velarde.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

     False prophet and a fake healer.  Even if assuming that he has the power to heal, is there guarantee that his power comes from God or from something else.  The bible states that we should beware of those who calls in the name of the Lord and performs wonders or miracles.

    • Anonymous

      your obviously another catholic bigot.i bet you were ex catholic.remember the adage that the most anti catholic are the ex anti catholics. i bet you are a born again pseudo christtian as well. would you pls return the bible to the catholic church.w/o the catholic church there will be no bible available.also remember that the first christians were catholics and your church is just man made,whilst ours was established by JESUS CHRIST in MATTHEW 16:18

      • Anonymous

        chua9860 you better review your catholic bible ha..the first christians in antioch [Acts 11:26] were not catholics [ you will never find the word catholic in the bible from genesis to revelation] and they never used idols or graven images in their worship but they “worship the Father in spirit and in truth’ [John 4:23]

      • Anonymous

        Who put all the hatred and the bias in your heart? Scripture says “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Try it!!  By the way I am a “convert”.

  • Arthur Ramas

    The greatest miracle is the miracle of forgiveness which only Christ has the power and authority. Everything else’s fake.

  • Arthur Ramas

    The greatest miracle is the miracle of forgiveness which only Christ has the power and authority. Everything else’s fake.

  • Anonymous

    Bakit nga di gumaling si Mrs Cory Aquino  ? 

    • Anonymous

      @sid24 you are asking bakit di gumaling c Mrs. Cory Aquino? precisely because it was the WILL of GOD na hindi na siya gumaling. Lahat ng pumupunta dun sa healing hindi lahat yon gumagaling, it was precisely because God willed it. Ngaun tatanungin mo naman bakit parang pumipili lang ang Diyos ng pagagalingin niya? The answer is — We can never know what exactly the beautiful plan of God for each one of them and each one of us.

      • antonioluna

        paano mo alam na kagustuhan ng Dios na hindi na sya gumaling, nagkausap ba kayo?hindi ako namimilosopo pero ganyan ang mga sagot ng mga pekeng naghihimala kuno, ito tanong ko sa iyo kung naniniwala ka na lahat ng bagay at pangyayari ay kagustuhan ng Dios bakit kailangang magkaroon ng himala? lumalabas diyan sa pahayag mo na ang himala kuno ng pareng ito ay sumasalungat sa kagustuhan ng Dios, bakit kamo dahil kung kagustuhan ng Dios na magkasakit ka at mamamatay na pero noong lumapit ka kay Damasong suarez naghimala sya at hindi natuloy ang iyong pagsasakabilang buhay, ngayon ano ang tawag mo kay Damasong suarez na sumalungat sa kagustuhan ng Dios.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to affirm that Father Fernandez Suarez is not a fake. I have personally met him and one of his priestly companions Fr. Jeffrey Shannon.  As former members of Companions of the Cross, they came to Sudbury, ON on many occasions to give talks and celebrate healing masses, under the authority of the bishop of our diocese.

    They are sincere humble servants of the God, who in the spiritual life are responding to God’s graces and answering the will of God in what they are doing.  It is so easy to get caught up in quoting sacred scripture literally  and becoming sceptical with all the negativity that surrounds us. 

    I tell you solemnly that these priests do not ever tell people that they are doing the healing, they acknowledge the power of God working and acting through them as instruments of healing. People who are open and ready to receive God’s healing  whether it be physical, psychological, emotional or  spiritual  will experience a change of heart in their lives.  This allows them to also embrace the miracle of forgiveness which under the authority of the priesthood Christ grants through the Sacrament of Confession in the person of the priest. It is the presence of Christ in the person of the priest who forgives you. 

    Though there has been the occasional priest that is not acting in accordance to God’s will; those who are following God’s will like Father Korapi, are met with many obstacles, insults, blasphemies and it is humanity that seeks to destroy God’s goodness because the devil that truly exists will find any human lie in any form to do so. It has happened in many religious communities that great saints and martyrs, their own community has turned their cheeks quite vicously.

    I appreciate that everyone has an opinion, though at times an opinion is the person’s truth and not necessarily the truth of what is reality.  In this case, it is a REALITY in the SPIRITUAL LIFE.

    So before being hasty in answering, grow in your faith and learn more about God’s Love in the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Seek to understand the Companions of the Cross and their charism, the charismatic movement and the place of healing masses and how they are truly celebrated.

    May God bless them in their future ministry and they have my continuing support.

  • Anonymous

    sid24.why dont you attend one fr suarez services,like toher people do,just for curiosity.nag dami dami nang pinalakad si Lord Jesus Christ thru Fr Suarez.MANY came in wheelchairs,crutches and they went home without using these devices.many have their vision restored.that is why he is drawing FAITHFULS  all over the world,not just in RP.VISIT his website and read the testimonials of some of those who were miraculously cured,that modern medicine failed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMCPQIEDRWSMDSSV5NXDWSRUPI elre

    we miss you here in canada, father.  arent you coming back anymore?

  • Anonymous

    sa pagmumukha na lamang, parang si Abalos – sakim din sa pera ang dating

  • http://jaoromero.wordpress.com Jao Romero

    wow. bahay na bato.

  • Anonymous

    Ang galing naman nang palusot, pag pumalpak siya kasalanan nang “Diyos” , how convenient , anyway kakaduda talaga,  over priced yung mga pa pledge, bricks $100 ?? Hindi pa sinabi kung ilang piraso , naawa lang ako sa mga naloloko , parang si Juidiel ang kaso, at isa pa kala ko galit ang mga Catholics sa bakla ? Dati yung website niya kunyari meron tinatayong mga classrooms,  ngayon nawala na yung pictures, di naman tinapos. Sooner or later mag kakaalaman din, mahilig lang yan mag plano, pero walang natatapos, nang hihingi lang nang donasyon sa projects niya, yun ang raket niya..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JJVVWKKYLBDDANB57EEXYJIOFA reynaldo

    Religion has become big business. If he can heal then I can walk on water.

  • Anonymous

    Collecting and receiving donations is normal..What would be abnormal  when is his followers or faithfuls becomes fanatic to him and used them as a bargaining power to any corrupt politicians .Seems that their followers or fanatics could not even make their own decisions when choosing candidates..In short Father Suarez should avoid enriching himself and his families at the expense of these crooked politicians and his flocks…I wonder if these brothers preaching on TV pays the networks on their sunday programming. Here in the US programs of this kind is considered a paid advertisment and does not endorsed by the networks…

  • antonioluna

    kung saan naroroon ang himala kuno naroon din ang pangloloko at talaga namang nasusulat na marami ang malilinlang, marami kasi ang hindi natututo sa mga nakaraang pangyayari.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6XQ56F6GJZIXQM2RQXLU66XASQ caloyocoy

    dapat duon magpagamot si GMA.



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