Holy Season of Lent

St.-Padre-Pio

To Jesus through Mary. At the Chapel of the Living Water at the National Shrine and Parish of St. Padre Pio at Sto. Tomas, Batangas.

 

 

Last year, I spent my Lenten season bed-ridden at St. Frances Cabrini Cancer Institute. It was a gloomy journey but God gave us hope so we have nothing to worry about.

As I continue to become a witness of God’s love and healing, this year’s Holy Season of Lent will be different.

My wife is back home. I am excited for the upcoming Visita Iglesia 2016 in Batangas with our families and relatives.

Batangas has been a special place to me, aside from its where the cancer institute was located. It was home for the National Shrine and Parish of St. Padre Pio.

The first time I visited the place, I was not able to move my feet or lift my body. I stayed at the car and gazed at the beautiful church.

The second time, I walked and attended the Holy Eucharist with my wife. It was the Feast Day of St. Padre Pio, September 23.

The third time, I had a thanksgiving visit when the cancer cells that metastasized to the liver and colon were totally wiped out.

The fourth time, I toured around the shrine and had photo souvenir with the images of our Blessed Virgin Mother at the Chapel of the Living Water.

Through the prayer and intercession of St. Padre Pio, I was healed by the Lord and took strides to return back to my normal life.

I am still taking my oral chemo meds together with my secret pill to totally eradicate the clingy pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNet). It might be a long way to go or probably few seconds from now God’s miracle will happen. I remain hopeful and optimistic.

Healed in Jesus name, I claim and I believe!

“Never worry about anything; but tell God all your desires of every kind in prayer and petition shot through with gratitude, and the peace of God which is beyond our understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

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