Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry15 Dec 2019 07:47 pm

STARTING LIFE AT SEVENTY * The secret to life is in our stars.

The secret to life is in our stars.
A Christmas Story.

Seventy-year-old Kevin was so bored with life that he started thinking of death. He started getting sick with imagined diseases. In total depression, wanting to die but not knowing how to, he took a walk in the nearby woods, contemplating suicide.


He stumbled and sprained his ankle. Unable to walk, he lay on the grass, and for the first time, saw the panorama of the stars, like a million diadems on soft black velvet. Suddenly, he realized that he took many beautiful things for granted, that life was worth living, and it was not too late to start life at 70. His entire life of emptiness and misery flashed back in a split second. He was sad how he had wasted his life.


A deep spiritual transformation emerged. He screamed aloud to the Lord in in tears, a prayer that echoed across the dark woods. He vented his anger on the Lord, blaming Him for his misery and pain, until he realized that, for the first time in his life, he was praying for help. There was only himself and the world to blame. Only then did he realize, that he was still alive, that life was so precious, that life was what he made of it
Unable to walk, he was forced to sleep until morning on top of soft summer leaves. Resisting old age and weakness, he wandered aimlessly for two days, wondering what to do with himself. He bought bread in a bakery along the road. There, he met a young lady sitting on the curb, crying. He brought her out to a nearby garden, and asked her to lie down on the grass with him and look at the stars. She meekly obeyed, no questions asked. They watched the clear star-studded evening sky for a whole ten minutes in silence.


My name is Sandra. Hey, look, a shooting star.
I’m Kevin. I was ready to commit suicide two days ago, Sandra. The stars saved me. They made me feel alive.
I have cancer. The doctor said I will die in six months.
How nice. You have six months to start your life.
What would you have me do?
Give yourself to others, that’s the only way to die. Forget yourself in others.
I am not important. Everybody else is. Sounds like a good plan. Yes, I will try it. Look, another shooting star.
A shooting star, in all its grandeur, lives only for two seconds at most. You have six months. You have plenty of time.
Thank you, Kevin. I will never forget you.


Kevin did not fully realize the utter spiritual comfort he gave Sandra. It just came out of him. He knelt in prayer and said aloud, “Lord, what will you have me do?” After ten minutes of silence,  he knew what to do with himself. Going back home, he resolved to begin a life for the Lord and for others. It was not too late. It was only then did he really begin his life. He found his youth in his old age. After seven decades of emptiness, he began to live.


With his last savings, he built a kitchen named “SOUP FOR THE SOUL”, inviting other old people. Every day, they came, about 50 of them, men and women in rags, a noisy bunch who began to discover their youth in their old age in each other. On Christmas day, he gathered the group and announced that his money was running out, and he had to close the kitchen.


Rebecca, a 78-year-old feisty woman, stood up and said, “No way. We will raise the money.” They had a big rowdy meeting. Everybody was screaming. In the midst of the pandemonium, Santa Klaus came in the form of a beautiful young lady, dressed in dazzling white, who alighted from a black limousine and approached them. All were silent.


Hi, Kevin. I can see your making a mess of your life. I’ve searched high and low for you.
Kitchen mess, yes. Sandra, it’s nice to see you so alive. Let me see, it has been 12 months since we met, right?
Eighteen, Kevin. I did not die after six months because if you live for others, you don’t easily die. You taught me the secret to life, Kevin.
It’s no secret. It’s just that we are mostly blind because we do not want to see.
Hey, Sandra, you know what …….
Hush, grandma. I know. The soup may ran out, but not the love we all share.


Sandra winked. She gave Kevin a small bag full of cash. Everyone screamed. Soup for the Soul was alive and well. It became immortal and would never die. Somehow the Lord planned its finances, not Kevin, not Sandra, not anyone.


Tell me, Kevin, do you lie down on the grass with these people?
No grass around here. Anyway, we don’t need shooting stars.
I know, because you are shooting stars to each other, right?
Right. God bless your pretty soul, Sandra.


In the blink of an eye, like a brilliant shooting star, Santa Klaus vanished on that bizarre Christmas day. The limousine sped away.




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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry15 Dec 2019 01:51 am


Mediatrix is the continuation of Fatima
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Todate, many are still confused on the stand of the Vatican and the CBCP on the miracles surrounding Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace. Here is an update to clarify the issue once and for all..
Although the Vatican did not confirm the authenticity of the Mediatrix apparitions, which happened back in 1948 in Lipa City, it did not ban the Mediatrix devotion, as affirmed by a recent declaration of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).


The same situation happened to Our Lady of Fatima. It took 20-odd years for the Vatican to finally declare the Fatima apparitions as authentic. Meanwhile, the devotion spread like wildfire even in the absence of confirmation of authenticity of the apparitions. That is how the Church works, super-cautious, so it does not make a mis-declaration.


Signs that the Mediatrix is the continuation of Fatima


This CBCP declaration giving a go-signal to the Mediatrix devotion is important because of its geopolitical role. FATIMA FLOWS AND CONTINUES INTO THE MEDIATRIX AS THE NEW FOCUS IN THE CHURCH’S GOAL OF GLOBAL EVANGELIZATION. Whereas, Fatima focused on the West and looked towards the conversion of Russia as the way to peace, the Mediatrix now focuses in the East and looks towards the conversion of China. ‘Conversion’ does not mean making Russia and China Christian. It simply means allowing Christian devotion (freedom of religion), and having goodwill in its relationships with other nations, not domination or militarization.


The two flash points in Asia today are 1) North Korea, where there is a nuclear stand-off; and 2) the West Philippine Sea, where China has been building up a strong military presence. Mediatrix is the key to peace, not US military response. Let Our Lady will handle the problem, but only if we pray and put our trust in her. Two ‘Fatima interventions’ occurred towards global peace occurred – 1) Gorbachev, after a historic visit with Pope John Paul II, re-opened churches in Russia, 2) the Berlin wall fell and the Russian empire disintegrated, ending the Cold War, and 3) the Ukranian Church was freed from oppression.


prayers are more powerful
than sophisticated weapons
or the shrewdest geopolitical strategies


Evidences of this ‘continuation’ of Fatima to Mediatrix.
  • On its centennial anniversary, the famous Fatima miracle of the sun was duplicated in a Mediatrix shrine in Matalam, North Cotabato exact to the hour and the day.
  • When Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia was dying, a woman witnessed the miraculous Mediatrix statue in the Lipa Carmelite Convent shedding tears of blood.
  • In a historic visit of the Mediatrix image brought by hundreds of devotees to the Korean Demilitarized Zome (DMZ), the leaders of both North and South shook hands and signed a historic peace treaty, a repeat of Gorbachev restoring the Church in Russia after his historic visit to Saint John Paul II, the ‘Fatima Pope’.
  • A life-sized Mediatrix statue was installed in a church in Nanjing, China, quite by ‘accident’ when the Chinese Government awarded development contracts to Metrobank for two villages. This is Our Lady’s ‘foothold’ in China, the first ever.
The Philippines has a special role in the evangelization of the East, being the only Christian country in the whole of Asia. Pope Francis relies on the Philippines Church as the launching pad for Asian evangelization. He has sent the statue of Fatima during major disasters here. He also visited the children of victims of Yolanda.
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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry04 Dec 2019 07:13 pm

SQUATTER KIDS AS ‘APOSTLES’ IN THE LAST-SUPPER * Hapag ng Pag-asa, the painting

Hapag ng Pag-asa, the painting / In memoriam – Joey Velasco
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Author’s Note.
This article is based on an interview of the late Joey Velasco about 25 years ago, when he was still alive. Joey was healed of terminal kidney cancer by the Lord through Sister Raquel Reodica, RVM, which extended his life for a few more years to finish his paintings for his Healer. God rest your beautiful soul, Joey. He gave me digital copies of his heart-rending paintings, which he asked me to share with the world. Below are some of them. Please share.
The late Joey Velasco painted the mural HAPAG NG PAG-ASA (Table of Hope, shown below), which became an overnight sensation because of its powerful social message – the 12 apostles depicted as squatter kids. Painstakingly, Joey interviewed the 12 ‘apostles’ and made them pose for the painting one by one. Subsequently, he wrote a book depicting their painful lives, entitled “They have Jesus, Stories of the Children of Hapag“.
Once, Joey gathered the kids and treated them to Jolibee. All of them said it was their first time to taste this food. Their stomachs were so small from under-nourishment, many could not finish a single drumstick. One kid placed the half-eaten chicken back into its box, and said she was saving it for her mother.
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Father Javey of Pugad, a street children foundation, wonders why squatter kids always share the little they have. They are never selfish. They share morsels without hesitation. Father Javey thinks it is because they know personal suffering is related to communal suffering. Morsels, like suffering, are shared, which relieve the suffering even though there is less to go around.


Jesuit theologian Fr. Carlos Abesamis, SJ called the children ‘precious lotus in mud’. The lotus flower, sacred to Buddhists and Hindus as a symbol of spiritual renewal, is so pure, yet it thrives in muddy waters. Father Arturo Sanchez, SDB says the painting is “a gospel within a frame.” Archbishop Oscar Cruz, DD says “the painting conveys the intensity of a socio-political reality.” There are framed replicas of Hapag everywhere, in homes, chapels, schools.


Broken Lives
Indeed, the stories of suffering related by the squatter kids are stories told by Jesus to us. Ten-years-old Jessica (not her real name), one of the 12 children, is the girl on the left holding a bag in the painting. She sleeps atop a tomb in a cemetery with her grandmother. She was abandoned when she was five months old by her mother who eventually went crazy. She makes a living by crawling on jeepney floors, wiping passengers’ shoes with a rag. She comes home at eleven every evening after ‘work’. 
Rene (second to the last on the right in the painting) is nine years old. In the painting, he looks like he is 30 years old due to the stresses of life. He has to bring home two cans of sardines every evening as his ‘assignment’, otherwise his father flogs with a GI pipe. Once, his elder brother poured hot water over his head. The day Rene posed for Joey for the painting, he did not go home because he did not have the two cans of sardines, he told Joey a year later. You can see in the painting the fear in his eyes, worried about his ‘assignment’.


Rita (behind Jessica in the painting) was pregnant at 13 years old. She had a nine-month old baby. That was 20 years ago. Now she is old and her daughter full grown somewhere. She lived in a crowded squatter colony where a teenage boy slowly seduced and took advantage of her.


Tonio, eleven years old, (to the right of Jesus in the painting) is a professional padlock picker and a petty thief. He is good in mathematics even though he has not gone to school. He has been jailed four times. His father is jobless and his mother washes clothes for a fee, if she is not playing bingo or pusoy. It is so unfortunate that children are forced into petty crimes by sheer poverty and by parents who cannot cope.
I give you storms so you can seek my shelter
I give you sickness so you can seek my healing
I give you pain to purify and strengthen you
pain is a form of prayer if you offer it to me


Street Children of Metro-Manila


Street children live in a world of violence and misery. We walk along the streets, ignoring them, too busy with our lives. After you see Joey’s painting or read his book, you may perhaps take a second look and offer a sandwich to these children, whose happy or naughty faces hide their pains.


Pugad started in 1988 in response to the sudden rapid increase in abandoned street children. Pugad then was a mere soup kitchen, harboring 20 children. By the mid-90s, it had about a hundred, aged from 9 to 22. It has a family integration program because they feel the ultimate long term solution lies in parents, not children, who are not the problem but the effects of the problem. Pugad is only one of dozens of children centers citywide.


As of 1995, 25 years before the writing of this article, there were about 200,000 street children nationwide. If we presume 40 percent is in Metro-Manila, that is a stunning 80,000. That was 25 years ago. This could easily be circa 120,000 today. All the combined children centers can hardly make a dent on this number.


This Third World social phenomenon is something we cannot ignore and must face. It begins with our awareness and sensitivity when we see them in the streets. Sharing our bounty is not an option, it is an obligation. If we fail to help the poor, it is a sin of omission.


Poverty is a form of violence. Poor people vent their anger for their misery on society and on their own children, who pass this on to the next generation. The little we give relieves society of violence bred by poverty.
Some of Joey’s Paintings





Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry26 Nov 2019 06:03 am

Philippine Earthquake Scenarios * Science Data Predicts 7.5 and 9.0 magnitudes

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This article gives an overview of scientific data, in the simplest layman language, why the Philippines is one of the most active earthquake regions in the world, and why we should be ready anytime. In terms of earthquake readiness, we are far behind Japan. This article aims not to sow panic, but to educate the reader towards understanding the complex situation, and towards preparations and prayers.
Seismology 101. What is a tectonic plate?
Billions of years ago, Planet Earth was nothing but hot magma. Tectonic plates are solid masses of land or ‘crusts’ floating above the hot magma that have cooled off through millions of years. They have been floating and bumping against each other since the birth of the planet, causing earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions where they meet, finally forming the present seven continents.


“The areas surrounding the Philippine Plate are very active, producing numerous local earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic activity. In the 20th and 21st centuries, earthquakes of (magnitude) 8.0 or greater (have occurred), while 7.0 or less are even more frequent.” (Source –


The USGS earthquake map below (USGS Smoczyk, 2013) shows how serious the situation is for the Philippine archipelago, one of the most earthquake-prone regions in the world. The blue circles give a broad view for the period from year 1900 to 2012 – magnitudes 6.5 to 7.0 (small circles), 7.0 to 7.5 (medium circles), 7.5 and greater (big circles). NOTE HOW THE BIG CIRCLES IN THE PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO ARE VERY DENSE.


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The smaller Philippine Plate is hemmed in by and has complex collisions with bigger ones, the Eurasian, Sunda, and Pacific Plates, defying scientific predictions. White arrows show the directions of plate collisions. There are 3 types of collisions – 1) vertical, 2) horizontal or diagonal, 3) both. HORIZONTAL OR DIAGONAL COLLISIONS MAY BE MORE DEADLY BECAUSE THE PLATES ‘SCRAPE’ AGAINST EACH OTHER. Vertical collision involves one plate going under another. Complex collisions involve both vertical and horizontal collisions are unpredictable and can be more massive and intense, which is common for the four plates in the USGS map.


Seismologists have detected a ‘rupture’ or tear in the Philippine Plate in its collision with the larger Eurasian Plate, which may ultimately cause future MORE DEVASTATING ABOVE-8-MAGNITUDE TREMORS IN THE PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO.


In truth, no one knows when, where, and how intense the next major earthquake will be. It is like a rubber band snapping, which happens with little or no warning. With the recent increasing frequency of earthquakes across the entire Pacific Rim of Fire, we should prepare physically, psychologically, and spiritually for ‘the big one’.


The Cumulative Factor. If there have been no major earthquakes for a long time, say 400 years, tectonic forces may be building up towards a possible ‘8.0 to 9.0 magnitude’ tremor. The major earthquakes in Samar of 7.6 magnitude in August 2012, and in Cebu-Bohol of 7.2 magnitude in October 2013 were actually ‘blessings in disguise’ in that they relieve the pressure building up. It is better to have five ‘small’ earthquakes than a large deadly one. The Bohol-Cebu earthquake completely destroyed ten ancient churches in Bohol alone, a first in Church history.


The Biblical Factor.
Warnings from the Lord. “And they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away”, Matthew 24:39. “Amen I say to you. Beware and be cautious, for you know not the day nor the hour”, Matthew 25:12-13. Lord, save us from your wrath, as we ask forgiveness for our sins.
The West Valley ‘Prophecy’
The two graphs below explain clearly the situation in the West Valley fault-line cutting across Metro-Manila. After all these detailed research, NO ONE KNOWS WHEN, which means we need to not to be caught by surprise. (Read more – Google “2004 Study for Earthquake Impact Reduction for the Metropolitan Manila in the Republic of the Philippines (MMEIRSP)” or go to See earthquake portal website links below.


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Earthquake warnings from the Lord.


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