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It was a miracle how healing priest Fr. Suarez got out of it.
His healing prayer goes viral. People reported they were healed online.
Fr. Suarez was rejected by Filipino Bishops but endorsed by the Vatican.
By Bernie V. Lopez,
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This Saudi story was related to the author by one from the inner circle of Fr. Fernando Suarez at a crowded fund-raising party.
At one time, Fr. Suarez visited the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia. They were so hungry to see a priest, hungry to hear Holy Mass. He was literally mobbed. He saw how important it was to soothe these tired workers thirsty for the Lord, who were subjected to extreme hardships and loneliness. (The dialogue has been reconstructed.)


OFW1 – Father, we beg you, please say Mass for us.
FR. SUAREZ – Are you kidding? You want me to lose my head? Mere possession of the Bible can get you beheaded here, what more saying Mass.
OFW2 – We guarantee your safety, Father. We will do it in the basement of our residential building. No one will know about it.
FR. SUAREZ – Sorry, I am not ready to become a martyr.


Hounded for hours, finally, his heart softened – Mass at the basement of an unknown building. News spread like wild fire. Everybody wanted to go to his healing Mass. The basement was full to the brim. Alas, the mob drew the attention of the security. They barged in and arrested Fr. Suarez. They reported the news to the King, who summoned him.


KING – Where do you get your power to heal? (Fr. Suarez points a finger upwards without a word.) You mean Allah? My mother is very sick. If you can heal her, I will let you go.


And so the mother was healed and he was set free. But for a moment there, he thought he was a goner. You are never a goner if the Lord is on your side.
(Author’s Account)
I met Fr. Suarez quite by accident. I was asked to join him in Los Banos. In the morning, we went to Monte Maria in Batangas, a future global pilgrim site. I brought my video camera along, not knowing if I would need it. The site had a panoramic view of the Verde Strait from about 500 feet above the sea. The place reminded me of the giant statue of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro. Hundreds of ships pass by every day, looking so tiny from our commanding view.


The subsequent healing prayer I shot of Fr. Suarez at Monte Maria was also quite an accident. I just suddenly had the idea and he readily agreed. He said the healing prayer spontaneously beneath the make shift adoration arch. The wind was howling like a wolf, and I had a hard time editing the sound track.


His healing prayer was my very first Youtube video. I learned to post it by myself by trial and error. It was the Holy Spirit clicking the mouse for me. That healing prayer had ten thousand viewers in a few days, and went viral in a few months with more than a million hits. Now I have done about 50 Youtube documentaries.


Then did I realize it was the Lord who did the video. All those ‘accidents’ were His plan. I received reports that people were healed online. God heals even in cyberspace. You can view his healing prayer, and pray with him for healing at –
Before Fr. Suarez passed away on February 4, 2020, anti-Suarez groups led by Filipino Bishops accused him of sexual abuse of children based on hearsay, ending up in distortions and trial by publicity in Social Media. Even the CBCP Monitor, official newsletter of the Church, attacked him. When he went to them to explain his side, they refused to listen to him.


Unable to defend himself, ignored by his accusers, Fr. Suarez went to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF), the highest authority of the Church, which investigates miracles. Before he died, the CDF cleared him of all hearsay accusations. Inquirer writes – “Cleared ng Vatican sa mga akusasyon sa kanya” (Cleared by the Vatican of all accusations.)”


Fr. Suarez was indeed a controversial priest. He was careless; he was human; he was young. He left his Canadian congregation and became a floating priest without a parish, until a bishop in Batangas took him in. Controversy followed him everywhere. But they were all immaterial, because the Lord still chose him to be His healer, and he healed tens of thousands worldwide. His charisma was total. Here is his reply to his detractors, who ignored his explanations. Listen to his side –


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By Bernie V. Lopez,
Columnist Daily Tribune – Blogger – Healing Ministry – University Professor
Television Documentary Producer/Director – Radio Broadcaster –
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