A Thread of Emotions Hope for Miracle

The five day tour of the patron saint of the impossible to the parishes of the Diocese of Butuan was a successful one. It was the first time that the relic out from the Chapel of Holy Relics, Tabor Hill, San Jose, Cebu City.

Nasipit Port

OAD priests, Fr. Dennis Ruiz (center), Fr. Roden Toro (right) and Msgr. Marcelino Caldoza, PP. (left), Parish Priest of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte and the people of Nasipit who welcome the arrival of the image of St. Rita of Cascia in the Port of Nasipit (April 30, 2013)

“The arrival of reliquary-image of St. Rita of Cascia in St. Michael Archangel Parish, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte agitated the public.” Msgr. Marcelino Caldoza, PP., Parish Priest, said.

Nanay Josefina Janea

Nanay Josefina Janea

St. Rita of Cascia brings hope to Josefina Janea, 79 years old, a native from Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. She is praying to the saint that Edgar Janea, her son, will support her. Edgar is already married and his family lives in Pasig. He is working abroad (OFW). For a long time, Josefina wishes to receive financial support from her son.

Auxiliary Bishop of Butuan, Most Reverend Zacarias Jimenez praying for an intercession to St. Rita of Cascia

Auxiliary Bishop of Butuan, Most Reverend Zacarias Jimenez praying for an intercession to St. Rita of Cascia

While waiting on arrival of St. Rita of Cascia image at the Sto. Nino Shrine in Libertad, Auxiliary Bishop, Most Reverend Zacarias Jimenez, said in an interviewed, “I am happy and this is a timely visit because the relationships between husband and wife, parent and son or daughter are distorted.” Like Narda Mahusay, 50 years old from Inacio, Butuan City asks St. Rita’s intercession that she may find her son and daughters. Ruby Ann, Analyn and Remy Boy, who were gone 12 years ago; Narda is separated from her live-in partner, Junel Infante. She lives alone and being a soap vendor is her way of living. She wishes that one day, similar, to what she has seen in “Wish ko lang,” will find them. For any information, you may contact her number, 0912-963-1913.  

Different people are coming to venerate the saint with different testimonies and experiences. Each experience is a thread of emotions that connect all the different parts together in Faith, and form people that would be able to kiss and embrace the cross. 

Ate Narda Mahusay

Ate Narda Mahusay

“Miracle does not happen to all,” as emphasized by Fr. Dennis Ruiz, OAD, during the healing mass at the OAD seminary gym, Ampayon. In his homily, he said that God will only have two answers “Yes” or “No.” “Do not lose your hope if God will say no because He might want us to grow in Him. Like Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, who teaches us to love until it hurts. “The best miracle that St. Rita teaches us is to embrace our cross and kiss it, might be your cross is your husband, your son or your neighbor.” As Jesus taught us that if we wanted to follow him, we must carry our cross (Luke 9:23). “The pain and hardship are opportunities” for us to inherit the virtues of the saint of the impossible and grow in Christ Jesus.

That is also the messages of His Eminence, Most Reverend Juan De Dios M. Pueblos, D.D., for his Diocese, “Dako nako nga kalipay ang pagbisita ni Santa Rita of Cascia sa St. Joseph Cathedral sa Diocese of Butuan. Akong panghinaot nga makaambit unta kami sa mga hiyas sa patrona ug magpuyo subay sa kabubut-on sa Dios.”

Bishop of the Diocese of Butuan, His Eminence, Most Reverend Juan De Dios Pueblos, DD., who venerates the saint of impossible, St. Rita of Cascia

The Bishop of the Diocese of Butuan, His Eminence, Most Reverend Juan De Dios Pueblos, DD., who venerates the saint of impossible, St. Rita of Cascia

Lastly, the chaplain of this pilgrimage would like to thanks to all the entourages, cordons, accommodating priests and all the people of Butuan City for welcoming and for being hospitable.

For more information on Tabor Hills activities, contact Rev. Fr. Dennis Ruiz, OAD, at 3440992 or (0922) 8419245. /Seminarian Marcelino Rapayla Jr., OAD

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