December 2011


prayer request bulletin31 Dec 2011 07:23 pm

prayer request bulletin 77 – january 1 2012

prayer request bulletin 77 – January 01, 2012
 
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Lord, say but the word
and my soul shall be healed
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as i touch even just
the hem of His tunic
i am healed
 
matthew 9:20
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the moment you compose
your prayer request on the keyboard
you are in reality praying
He hears the click of the keys
and the beat of your heart
 
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PREFACE
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The Lord sanctifies prayer requesters, prayer warriors, and anyone who reads this bulletin. Upon reading, you may realize that perhaps your pain is nothing compared to those of others. Your pain and their pain are acts of prayer if offered to the Lord. Pain sanctifies and may often be the Lord’s instrument to bring us closer to Him.
 
The MOTHER IGNACIA PRAYER WARRIORS, with worldwide on-line members, are praying for all requests in this bulletin, published regularly at www.sisterraquel.com. Subscribe as member to get it automatically and to receive all inspirational materials as they are posted.
 
When you pray for others, you pray for yourself a hundred fold. To join the MOTHER IGNACIA PRAYER WARRIORS send request to –
eastwind@motherignaciahealingministry.com
 
PREDOMINANT PRAYER REQUESTS –
Physical healing– cancer and other terminal diseases.
Spiritual healing– depression, confusion, loss of faith.
Relationship healing – friends and family quarrels, separations, conflicts.
Financial rescue– unemployment, exams, businesses, medical expenses.
 
Say a healing prayer via Youtube with Sister Raquel –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAZcwNimBSg
Say a healing prayer via Youtube with Father Suarez –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UP3LHBgtIc
 
For the sick, request for healing oil for free by postal mail. Just give your postal address to eastwind@motherignaciahealingministry.com But first read about its history, healing oil that appeared miraculously a day before Ondoy-
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/02/announcement3-–blogsite-library-links/
 
PRAYER REQUEST GUIDELINES
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Prayer requests in English is better so non-Filipinos can understand them.
2
Put a subject title “prayer request” to avoid being identified as a spam. ‘No subject’ are not read but deleted.
3
We protect the privacy of requesters. Email addresses and last names are not published. This does not affect the efficacy of the prayers.
4
Make your requests short and do not post repeatedly as it results in confusion.

 

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ANSWERED PRAYERS
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Dear Sister Raquel,
I had a successful mastectomy operation last December 5, 2011. I am recovering very well and am praying your healing prayer in you tube every night. GOD IS SO GOOD PO TALAGA. All the 28 lymph nodes taken from me were all negative of malignancy. I just need po one more test this January to make sure that there are no more cancer cells left. If the result po of the test will be ok, i will not undergo chemotherapy anymore and will just take oral medicine. Please continue to pray for me because I am so afraid to undergo chemotherapy.  Thank you very much po Sister. Our Lord Jesus Christ is truly our Divine healer. With Him, nothing is impossible. God bless po.
Bernadette
 
B
Dear Sister Raquel,
 Merry Christmas to you, Bro Bernie and all your prayer warriors. Thank you very much for the complete healing of my acute bronchitis. Please pray again for my physical healing that for 2 weeks already I am suffering of abdominal pain. nawala na ang LBM ko pero sumasakit pa rin ang tiyan ko parang may kabag..I believe GOD our Father is our best doctor.
Mgam
 
C
Dear Sister Raquel, Brod Bernie and all the prayer warriors,
Thank you very much to our Almighty Healer and to you and your warriors for the healing prayer you did of my acute bronchitis..This time may I request you again to please help  pray for me that our Lord Jesus will heal and cure my painful left heel which is the effect of my left ankle na palaging na sprain..nahihirapan akong maglakad after nakaupo ng ilang minutos..I beg you to please help pray that the Holy Spirit will touch my body and completely heal and cure my painful left heel..Thank you very much and GOD bless us.
Lanie 

 

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PRAYER REQUESTS
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PRAYERS ARE TIMELESS AND ARE NEVER TOO LATE. THE LORD ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS TODAY FOR A FAVOR NEEDED YESTERDAY.
 
01
For the repose of the soul of classmate lito cleofe. May he rest in peace in the Lord.
Bernie
 
02
Hi sr raquel. On behalf of my family we would appeciate if a prayer was said for my nephew nigel who is very sick with leukemia. his body is shuting down. please with my sincerest request u do wat you can and in Gods will heal my nephew. I love him so much and it is devastating our family to see him suffer, hes too yumg to pass away. he is only 19. Plz say a prayer for him if possible . I kno God is watching and merciful may he find it in his heart to heal my mephew. Thank you for ur time.
Youtube – repso1
 
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Dear Sr. Racquel, please heal my knee, my mind, my memory, please heal my depression so I could sleep well. Amen
Youtube gm4tkd2000
 
04
pls pray that God should have mercy upon my life, and he should send helpers to me to pay up my debt which i hope to pay b4 the 6th of december, and GOD should send a great revival to my ministry, and vision helpers, and great favour in all way round.
Tobijohn
 
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Good day, Sis.Racquel! How are you? I miss you much. I wrote to you to ask for prayers for my brother Chester who is now undergoing dyalisis treatment at UST Hosp (2x a wk). He started his treatment January of this year. He is supposed to have kidney transplant early this year but due to findings that he has gallstones, he was operated on to pull out all the stones, and he also has a problem with his prostate,it was biopsied and we are still waiting for the result. Pls.Sis.Racquel,heal him in Jesus’ name.I do hope that God will make a way for us to visit you there.I miss you and the other sisters so much.take care and may Jesus bless us all. I love you.
Anabelle
 
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FOR EVERYONE’S INFORMATION, ST. RAPHAEL IS A GOOD-SIZED COMMUNITY WHOSE MEMBERS CONSTANTLY REQUEST FOR PRAYERS. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH REPETITIONS. BERNIE
 
Please pray for Lisa Ann S. who has fallen into a depression due to  a  pending intestinal operation. She has lapsed from her faith thinking God does   not hear her prayers. Please pray that she reverts back to her Catholic faith   and trusts totally in Almighty God’s will for her.
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Please pray for healings and spiritual protection for the following  in  Jesus’ holy Name, through the powerful intecession of Mary most holy, the   Immaculate Conception, according to the will of  the Father.    Please pray for Joseph Francis W, who is diabetic and having problems  with a  bleeding toe. He also has many health issues, hypertension, IBS etc.   Please pray for his healing, he is a very devout, holy man who has served Jesus   for many years.   Please pray for Maureen Q, also a very hard worker for the  Lord. She  has many health issues, auto immune,diabetic, hypertension, gall  bladder  etc…   Please pray for Ray B. many health issues also doing much to build  up the  kingdom of God.   marianne L  many health issues, a tireless worker for  our Lord and  his Blessed Mother.   John W, severe arthritis in upper legs, hypertension, blood  problems  also a committed worker to Christ.    Please pray for Maxim W. Treat A., Meganand S, young people  who need  spiritual protection and conversions back to the  faith.
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Urgent prayer request for Joseph Francis W.  Who has done  much for the  church and Almighty God. He has gone blind in one eye due to  blood clot and  being hospitalized for protection from stroke. Please pray for a  healing in  Jesus’ holy Name through the powerful intercession of the Blessed  Mother,  St. Joseph, St. Raphael and all the holy angels and  saints.
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Please pray for Ray B. for healing of addictions and stress  management   Please pray for Maureen Q, a tireless servant for the Lord  who is  plagued with many health issues at the moment, heart blockage, needs gall   bladder removed, diabetes, high blood pressure, auto immune disorders, etc.   please pray for healing and protection.   Please pray for Fr. John W, a very holy marian priest who  is in severe  pain in his upper left leg. It is starting to interfere with his  ministry  and we ask for healing prayers.   Please pray for Fr. RL and margaret w. for physical  healing.   Please pray for Carlos V who is hospitalized with blood  clots in his  leg, he is very sick and is in rough shape. He is in his  40′s and so wants  to be home with his wife and children for  Christmas.   Please pray for Quentin L, He just had a stroke.  He  is lucid, but  they are concerned because he is so young… in his  40′s.   Please pray for conversion of Donald L., Henk W., Maxim W.,  Treat A., Sie   Please pray for maryann  L  for physical  healing.
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Please pray for Paddy O, a very holy man who does great  work for
God. For a very special intention.
ST RAPHAEL COMMUNITY
 
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Good evening Pray for me. After  a surgery  I cannot close my right  hand God bless you
Carmen  R
 
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Please pray for husband’s upcoming surgery for his advanced carpal tunnel condition, he is 71 1/2 and a diabetic type 2.  He is in alot of pain up his arms and neck.   Also for a solution to my loose teeth that are falling out.  We have not good dental insurance to cover such an extensive procedure to replace them.   Thank you and God bless.
maryann
 
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2 Moms…
Mother of five – Breast Cancer
Mother of Four – Constant abdominal pains from too many surgeries, dependance on pain medications
Depression ( both)
Economic uncertainty ( both)
No energy to do whats needed ( Mother of small children)
Feel like giving up, daily..as evil so appears to be winnng. ( both).. coupled
sometimes with anger over everything, then feelings of its all futile.
 
Son divorced wife with 1 and 2 yr old sons, his, to run off with some other girl. Much hurt. Need the family healed and put back together. Entire family praying hard. The mother is young, and crushed.
 
Father with carpal tunnel syndrome..needs healing, cant use his hands. Husband working 20 hr days, trying to earn a living, family and children have no time with him.   Please pray for us…all of this is just in two families, that live next door to eachother.  We await Gods healing graces.  I ask this for Toni, and myself, In the Precious Name of Gods Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.. Drenched in the blood of his suffering, I ask in faith for our healing.  In Gods love,  Thank you.  Sent from my iPad
TCD
 
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My prayer request: I need prayers so that my in-laws are enlightened so the issue regarding the property  they are withholding from us (in addition to selling the family home we occupied) be settled in a peaceful compromise within the family.  My family has suffered a lot from this and we would like this matter resolved soon so we can move on with our lives.  We are retired and no longer have the resources to maintain expensive legal fees in the courts.  Due to stress, we have had body ailments too.  Lord, lend an ear to our prayers so we can be more of service to You and to our brothers.  (please do not include my email address — just put “BE +”)  Thanks, more power to you and God bless our community!
BE +
 
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Hello my name is Scarlett. On December 11th I’ll be singing in front of the biggest names in the music industry…and the world. In front of billions of people as well. This would enable me greatly to “help many people” and also live the dreams from my youth!  This is the opportunity I’ve been waiting for my entire life!!!!!!!!!!  ~Last night I was practicing and hurt my right vocal fold… I give the fear and devistation and physical wounds to God.  I am praying that the Heavenly Father would place His hand apon me and heal my vocal folds/chords/ and throat completely!!! I shall never suffer this ailment again, for the Lord is my healer and mighty to complete the work He has started in me!  I pray he would speedily and completely heal me. Thanks praise and glory be to God forever and ever! I believe recieve and claim my healing… It is mine! Praise the Lord He is so Holy and Mighty and Wonderful… What a loving and merciful God to heal my wounds!!! By Jesus stripes “I am healed”!!!! In Jesus’ name.  Thank you so much for your prayer
 SCARLETT
 
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Dear Sr. Raquel,
Please pray for my father, Rolito M for physical healing as he is suffering from prostate cancer stage 4.  May he heal completely and may not experience pain.  Thank you. God bless
ROCHELLE
 
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Dear Sister, I am Grace B and I am suffering from Schizophrenia for 16 years now. I would like to ask for your prayer for me to get healed and not to take medicines anymore because I am hoping to enter your convent as a nun and I didn’t enter as fast before because of my sickness. I am 42 years old and a registered BS Physical therapist but I didn’t work from the beginning because of my Schizophrenia. I also would like to ask for healing oil. My address is —. Hope to be a member also. Thank you! God bless,
GRACE
TO BE A MEMBER OF PRAYER WARRIORS, EMAIL REQUEST TO eastwind@motherignaciahealingministry.com . TO BE A BLOG SITE MEMBER, GO TO www.sisterraquel.com AND SUBSCRIBE (CLICK FORM ON THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER.
 
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Shalom!  Please help me pray for my sister, Judilyn.  She is very depressed and hopeless and wanted to commit suicide due to the uncontrollable behavior of her autistic, deaf and mute, 18 year old son, Lavern.  Lavern hurts himself and his parents when he gets angry and he is very, very strong as if he is possessed by evil spirits.  Please help me pray for the complete healing of Lavern, too.

 

My sister is suffering so much pain, sadness, anger and hatred to God.  She felt that God didn’t answer her prayers for her son.  In addition to that, she and her husband are jobless and its me who helped them with their needs especially Lavern’s medicines.  Please, please, help me pray that Judilyn will experience that God loves her and cares for her and her family.    Thanks to all the prayer warriors.  God bless us all.   Your sister in Christ,
JESSIE
PLEASE TELL JUDILYN THAT HUNDREDS OF PRAYER WARRIORS ARE PRAYING FOR HER AND HER FAMILY FOR HEALING AND FINANCIAL BLESSING.
 
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I humbly ask your prayers for peace in my family. Healing – emotionally and spiritually for my two daughters- M and H. Lord, open their heart and their minds to your healing grace and bring them close to you so they can be healed from their past pains.  Shower them with your mercy so that we can all change our ways, attitudes and become better persons. Keep us by your side so we can feel safe each day.  Help us Jesus! Thank you.
NED
 
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Pray for the complete restoration of my family, a financial breakthrough, and the salvation of my wife and daughter. Deliver us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil and the evil one. Prepare me a table in the presence of my enemies. by the loving discipline of the father lead us to repent and into salvation in forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Pray my faith’ll move mountains. Perfect our love with the Father and our love here on Earth and may he be the potter and we the clay (Christopher, Riley,and Brielle). Much favor to you and upon us. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble and I give thanks in advance for all things! I pray that the obstacles be removed and that my restoration to my family will be a living testimony of God’s covenant of marriage and biblical parenthood.
CHRISTOPHER JOHN S
 
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Good Morning, Reverend Monsignors/Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ!  My sister, Joanne, who resides in Germany, is applying for a job with the U.S.  Embassy in Frankfurt, a few miles from her home. This job, if she is accepted, will free her from the sexual harassment to which she is treated by her bosses.  Please pray for her intentions. Thank you and God bless us all.
ADOLFO
 
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Greetings In the Name of Our Lord Jesus.   Thank you for your prayer requests and bulletin.  We are praying in agreement with you for all requests.  God bless you.
Kay Ford
CPM Prayer Chain.
 
KAY FORD IS COMMUNICATING TO US THROUGH THE PRAYER CAMPAIGN OF VICKY BORRES OF THE MARIAN SOLIDARITY FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI.
 
DEAR KAY FORD AND THE CPM PRAYER CHAIN YOUR GROUP HAS BEEN INCLUDED AS PRAYER WARRIORS. YOU WILL RECEIVE SUCCEEDING PRAYER BULLETINS FROM NOW ON VIA KAY FORD. KAY, PLEASE RELAY THESE BULLETINS AND SUCCEEDING ONES TO THE CPM PRAYER CHAIN. PLEASE EMAIL UNSUBSCRIBE IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE SENT A BULLETIN. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. BERNIE IN BEHALF OF SR. RAQUEL.
 
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Please pray the scan I am having tomorrow finds the bad parathyroid gland and is successful. Please pray that I am granted the health and energy to care for my grandbaby and home. Please pray that my daughter  Jennifer, is set free from all emotional, physical, and spiritual  problems and becomes the person God intended her to be.  Please pray all evil is expelled and all evil influence from my daughter, home, family, property. Thank you, God Bless,
DAYNA
 
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Sr. Raquel thank you for sharing the healing oil. . .could you pls.send to me a bottle so that I can also share it. My address — Pls. Pray for us. . .my family. . .Caesar, Marianne, Lyra Mizar, Gerard Micael, Graciano, Layla Gianna, Jamie steffani.Fe, Virginia, Philip.Elizabeth, Ma.Felicitas,Tomas Milo, Rebecca Susan,C ecille Anthony,Melinda Ma.Isabel, Monique, Leonidas, Julius, Rolando and Daffodil and their Families for unity and reconciliation this Christmas. Thank you so much Sr.Raquel and and all RVM sisters! Sincerely,
MARIANNE O
 
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Dear Sister Raquel,
I know it was the Holy Spirit who guided me to your website. I haven’t heard of your website but i really don’t know what I typed in my keyboard and i Googled on something and I got to open your website. I would like to lift up the case of my bestfriend-1st cousin whose name is John Allan G who is diagnosed to have Stage IV Gastroesophageal Cancer. I am a doctor and I know, only a miracle could save him. He is only 43 years old and his 3
children are still so young. We, his cousins are knocking on every Prayer Ministry everywhere to pray for him. I believe that no amount of sickness, nor disease is of great value to our Healing Lord who is the Author of Life. Nothing is impossible with God. No matter what the medical report says or the doctor would say that he has only less than a year to live!! My cousin has so much zest for life and he has that genuine concern for our less-fortunate relatives. I believe he still has a mission in life and that he could still pay it forward to our society if he is completely healed both physical and spiritual. I also would implore the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose Feast Day falls today to save my  cousin from sure death just like She saved Pope John Paul II from the bullet of his assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca.    Thank you very much!!!   Sincerely,
MAYIE
 
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Dear Prayer Partners
I request prayers to the Heavenly Father for the following intentions.  Thank you. – For healing of kidneys and good health for Jo and good report next February – For right spouses for my child and my loved ones, God-fearing ones. – Good health for all my loved ones near and far. – To be God loving. – For finances. Thank you Jesus.
JAC
 
24
Please pray for my husband to be healed of his drinking today & for my daughter to have aced her exams. Pray for peace & spiritual healing in my family. Thank you.
mj
 
25
Please pray for the following:
Sylvia C Cancer, Jessica Cancer, Helen Stroke, Don Stroke Joseph Stroke, Bernadette Mental Problems, Sarah Expecting 1st baby, Paul & Shelly desire for a baby, John Back Problems, Mary Cyst on Kidney, Adam severe Obesity, Anthony Eye Problem, Tony M Knee & Back Problem, Tony M’s Family need Reconciliation, Celestina R Blind due to diabetes, Dorothy B stroke ( wants to recover to serve Jesus). Maria Alma R one of her breast removed because  of cancer. Please pray for her complete recovery so she  can serve Jesus the rest of her life! Thank you very much for your untiring service to our  Lord and His people!
Albert Q
 
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dear sister raquel,
 a pleasant day to you and all your prayer warriors. . i am rose and i have been able to attend your healing when you were in roxas city. i truly appreciate your words and compassion for everyone. I am writing this, to ask for your prayers for my three hemophiliac nephews. the eldest is  jobo 21 years old, the second is junzen 15 years old and the youngest is jayvee, 14 years old. over the years my sister and brother in law have been struggling making ends meet because of the challenges of the rare disease of all their children, who alternately needs hospitalization, and  blood factor transfusion. i am aware that the rough times have caused them to sometimes lose hope and zest for life .i am praying for their family, for continued strength , for  ever ending faith to hold on and for the healing of their three sons. my deepest gratitude for taking time to read  this prayer request.  sincerely, 
rose
 
27
Good evening:
Pray for me. Im sick. After a surgery I cannot close the right hand.  Thanks
Carmen R
 
28
please pray for a healing of my uterus
mariele
 
29
please include my husband Salvador on your prayer list.  He suffers from a bone disease that is very painful.  Thank you…
Eva
 
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I request your praying to Jesus Christ in the Holy Cross and Your Precious Blood, St. Benedict Abbot, Blessed Charles of Foucauld, and St. Michael Archangel, for Hugo S (Deceased) and his family and relations, for Cristina Elizabet F and his family and relations, for Javier H. B. and his family and relations, for M.C.V.M.S., for M.C.A., for I.C., for L.R., for Julio César Grassi and his family and relations, and for Candela Sol R (Deceased) and his family and relations. I request prayers to Jesus Christ for the conversion of Mariano S. I suffer of demonic influences. I need your prayers to Christ for deliverance. Thank You. May God bless.
VICTOR B
 
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Good day Sister Raquel, I’m so glad I met you last December 10 here in our place & was so happy was touched by your healing hand.  Here I am again asking for your urgent prayer for my husband who is currently in US waiting for his visa be granted. I appeal to you, kindly include him ( Benhur B) in you prayer, that God may grant his student visa. Thank you so much, may God bless you always.  Sincerely,
Jata
 
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Dear Sister Raquel and Bro. Bernie and all the prayer warriors,
Hinihiling ko po sa inyong lahat na ipanalangin ang aking pamamngkin na si Angelina J from Laguna na nasa PGH simula po nung December 14,matagal na pong me Lupus na karamdaman ang pamangkin ko simula pa nung siya’y 11 years old , siya po ay 18 yrs.old na ngayon. last Dec. 14 isinugod po siya sa ospital dahil sa matinding karamdaman at ang sabi po ng doctor naapektuhan ang internal organ nya, dina dialysis po siya sa ngayon at marami pa pong test at gamot na ibinibigay sa kanya dahil namamanas po ang buo niyang katawan mula mukha hanggang paa. Ang pamangkin ko pong ito ay mabait na bata at malaki ang pananlig sa ating Panginoon at iyon na nga lang po ang nag bibigay lakas sa kanya. At paki sama na rin po sa panalangin ang financial assistance dahil napakamahal po ng dialysis .Please,please my dear brods and sisters, pray for her speed recovery,. i believ through your prayer God will listen because he love us so much and nothing is  impossible with God.Thank you very much and Happy New Year to everyone. God bless us all.
Her aunt Aline
 
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Hello,
 I am lifting the condition of my sister in law, Fatima RD who is very sick of cancer. Fatima was educated under the tutelage of RVM sisters in Dipolog City. She is a doctor based in Tampa Florida. A very devout Catholic, she is also a member of Couples for Christ. The family is hoping for a miracle. Thank you.
Francis D
 
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Dear Sis. Raquel,
My neice, Catherine A or Tintin as we fondly call her, is now in the end-stage renal disease.  Her body is swollen and she is so weak.  She is only 23 years old. Pls pray for her that the Good Lord may touch her and restore the health of her kidneys and her well being. I do believe in miracle being a cancer survivor myself and I do believe that through your intercession, Tintin will also receive her miracle of healing from the Lord.  Amen.
Arlene  M
 
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The praying of the Holy Rosary for the country of Iran will be recited at 9:15 am and Holy Mass at 10:00 am. Please bring flowers as an offering to our dearest Blessed Mother Mary. Thank you.   
Vicky Borres, Secretariat
Marian Solidarity for Pope Benedict XVI
tizmoi111@aol.com
WE PRAY WITH THE MARIAN SOLIDARITY FROM OUR KEYBOARDS.
 
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I am a lot better but please pray more for me. thats all happy xmas
Peter
 
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Magandang umaga po Bro. And Sis.   Paki sama po ako sa prayer nyo, kasi sobrang nhihirapan n po ako sa family status ko, sa pagkakasakit po ng kapatid ko, sobrang hirap po nmin financially, dko n po alam pano n gagawin, sobrang dami n din po ng utang ko n dko po alam panu babayaran.. Pls. isama nio po ako sa prayer nio, at ang family ko po, lallo po ang bro. ko n my sakit.. salamat po…
GERLIE
 
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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry28 Dec 2011 09:05 pm

anecdote 24 – FINDING A BIT OF HEAVEN IN HELL

foodforthesoul anecdotes
anecdote 24
 
FINDING A BIT OF HEAVEN IN HELL
a true story
 
Hell breaks lose when a prim-and-proper lady invites herself to the strip joint her officemates are going to.

 

in the middle of hell is a piece of heaven
in the middle of heaven is a piece of hell
nothing is black or white
there is only neutral gray
 
eastwind
redgate77@gmail.com

 

My name is Bernie. Irene was my officemate at a local journalism school. We were a bunch of six rowdy reckless staff of writers and teachers. Irene was the only woman. She was the center of attention during lunch breaks and drinking sessions. On that fateful payday, we were about to call it quits, myself, Irene, George, and Ray after a hard busy day at the office.

 

RAY
Hey guys, wanna hit Discovery tonight? They have a special show.

 

BERNIE
Sure, why not, that would be fun.

 

IRENE
What’s in Discovery, guys. What special show?

 

RAY
Hmmm. Nothing much.

 

BERNIE
C’mon. Don’t leave her in the dark. Tell her.

 

GEORGE
Let me do the honors. Irene, you know, men often want to relax and drink beer in a bar after a hard day’s grind.

 

IRENE
You don’t have to be a man to want that. Don’t get smart with me, macho boy.

 

RAY
No, what he means is we’re going to a special place where women don’t normally go to.

 

IRENE
And what would that place be? Wait, I get it. You’re going to a girlie show.

 

BERNIE
It’s a strip joint, Irene.

 

IRENE
A strip joint, huh? You maniacs.

 

RAY
Yup, that’s it.

 

IRENE
How about me? I’m one of the boys, right? What will I do?

 

GEORGE
Read a book, I guess? [Everyone laughs.]

 

IRENE
Ha ha, No kidding guys. You’re abandoning me for a lousy strip joint?

 

BERNIE
Actually, you can come along.

 

GEORGE
Are you kidding? What will she do there?

 

IRENE
Well, I’m going where you guys are going. I can’t drink by myself.

 

BERNIE
Have you ever been to a strip joint, Irene?

 

IRENE
Never. But there’s always a first time, guys.

 

GEORGE
Not a good idea. You’ll just be a nuisance. People will wonder why we brought in a woman. They’ll laugh at you. They’ll think you are dike. Besides what will you do?

 

RAY
You could strip and join the fun.

 

IRENE
Seriously. I can drink beer like the rest of you. I won’t be a nuisance. Just drink drink drink, that’s all. I will be in one corner, watching and getting drunk. I promise.

 

GEORGE
Irene … you won’t enjoy the evening.

 

IRENE
Who are you to decide what I will enjoy or not? I’m going, okay?

 

BERNIE
Not a bad idea guys. It will be an education for her. First time, huh, Irene?

 

IRENE
I am not an innocent kid, Bernie. C’mon.

 

GEORGE
Okay, okay. Cut the fuss. Let’s go. Let’s go.

 

IRENE
Yup. Let’s.

 

Discovery was just across the street from the office. I was a bit worried how Irene would take the ambience and the crowd. But what the heck. We couldn’t leave her out there alone. It was payday. Time to drink and relax and spend.

 

It was dim and the music was too loud and too corny. We got a table. Irene started to smoke. I could sense tension in her furtive glances at the empty stage. The balloons and colored lights and seedy wooden stage could give her a weird feeling. We ordered beer and started drinking. In no time, the first girls came out. They did not even strip. They were completely naked. I could see Irene puff and puff on her cigarette. George elbowed me and pretended we were watching the show. In no time, tears ran down Irene’s cheeks. She was agitated. She grabbed me by the shirt.

 

IRENE
This place is terrible. You treat women like animals.

 

BERNIE
Of course not.

 

IRENE
[In between sobs] I hate you, Bernie. You’re the scum of the earth.

 

BERNIE
You were warned. Perhaps I can take you home. Let’s go.

 

IRENE
No, I’m not leaving. You are all so cruel. These women are people. They’re … [she began to sob. Ray was getting nervous.]

 

RAY
They are not being forced to do anything they don’t like. It’s their free will, Irene. They want to do it. They’re in for the money.

 

IRENE
And you, you’re in for the fun, right?

 

BERNIE
Well, one can get a girl to sit beside him and he can paw her as long as he buys her a drink.

 

IRENE
[She grabbed my shirt again and whispered.] Hey, look George is gonna get a girl, I think.

 

BERNIE
Yes, he will. Part of your education, Irene. Life is not pink and rosy.

 

Irene gulped her beer and asked for Tequila. She was the best drinker in our group. During past drinking sessions, we would all be slumped on the table and she would laugh at us. She drank more but just got tipsy, never drunk. That night was an exception. She finished half a bottle of Tequila all to herself, with beer as chaser. For the first time, I saw her wobble. When she saw George pawing the girl’s thigh, she did not even sob. She just sat there poker-faced, tears silently flowing.

 

RAY
Let’s go. I’ll take you home, Irene.

 

IRENE
No way, Jose. Not on your life, ass hole. Waiter, more beer please. I need chaser.

 

There was a lull. The dancers were gone. The place was now all filled up, it being payday. The nicotine mist was unbearable.

 

IRENE
Bernie, get me a girl.

 

BERNIE
What?

 

RAY
Don’t make a scene, Irene.

 

IRENE
I’m not talking to you, asshole. Bernie, get me a girl, or I will make a scene. [She grabbed the tequila bottle.] I knew Irene. She was extremely capable of making a scene.

 

BERNIE
Okay, okay. Simmer down. Which one do you want?

 

IRENE
What do you mean ‘which’?

 

BERNIE
Ooops. I mean ‘who’.

 

Irene chose a girl who was the youngest among all the dancers, Chari. By sheer coincidence, she was the girl I had tabled in the past. She was about 16, Quite attractive too. I signaled to her. She came over and sat beside me. I backed away a bit. Irene placed her chair closer to Chari’s.

 

BERNIE
Chari, this is Irene. She wants to talk to you.

 

CHARI
Hi Irene. Are you a lesbian? I really don’t mind. A customer is a customer, or else, we lose our job. We cannot refuse.

 

IRENE
I’m not a lesbian. I just want to talk to you. If a guy is so ugly, can you refuse sitting beside him?

 

CHARI
Nope. House rules. Besides, looks don’t matter to us. We see only money.

 

BERNIE
Do you get lesbians here?

 

CHARI
Occasionally. A customer is a customer. We are not biased. Ugly, dumb, weirdo. We can handle anyone, as long as they pay. If they don’t pay, he deals with the bouncer. [She points to a burly guy near the entrance.]

 

IRENE
How old are you?

 

CHARI
What is this, a TV talk show?

 

BERNIE
Chari, wait. Please bear with us. Just talk to her. To be frank, Irene is upset how women are being treated in this kind of place.

 

CHARI
What? Being treated? What kind of place? Irene, we are here on our own wish. They are in fact treating us well.

 

IRENE
Okay, sorry.

 

CHARI
I’m sixteen. And let me answer you before you ask the question. I have two kids. One is still breast-feeding age. Yes, yes, yes, I need the money so badly. I’m paying for my older brother’s tuition so when he graduates, it’s his turn. Now it’s my turn. My dad is a useless drunkard out with another woman. My mom is dead. That’s it. Short and sweet. Abandoned family. Got it? Satisfied? Actually men also ask those questions.

 

IRENE
Can you not get a job as a waitress or something?

 

CHARI
Bernie, I think your friend here was born yesterday. What do you do anyway? Look, I don’t need your pity.

 

IRENE
Hey, relax. Just asking. Don’t get offended, please.

 

CHARI
No problem with me.

 

IRENE
Want a drink?

 

CHARI
Sure. [She waves to a waiter.] Hey, Gerry, give me virgin-coke, please.

 

IRENE
Virgin-coke?

 

CHARI
For non-virgins. It’s just coke really, with a teaspoon of gin. I don’t drink when I’m working. The pinch of gin simply makes the order a bar drink which is double price of plain coke. It’s a way of making money. We get percentage of drinks we order. Do you mind?

 

IRENE
No, no, go ahead. Fine. Get two drinks.

 

CHARI
Really?

 

IRENE
Yeah, no kids.

 

Chari downed the gin-coke in one gulp and ordered two more from Gerry. When the order came, she downed both in ten seconds.

 

IRENE
Give me five. [They touch palms.] I wanna ask a favor, Chari.

 

CHARI
Shoot.

 

IRENE
I kinda hate drinking alone. Can you join me.

 

Irene poured Tequila on her empty glass. Chari downed it instantly. Irene poured more. Chari downed it again. They touched palms again and screamed together. Irene found a friend.

 

IRENE
Hey, Ray, Bernie, are you going to sit there idle. What are you, a couple of gays? Get some girls, for heaven’s sake. Enjoy, enjoy. Don’t worry about me.

 

RAY
Awhile ago, you were in tears, Irene.

 

IRENE
Yup, things change. People change when things change. No girl for you?

 

RAY
Nah. I just want to drink. Bernie, you want a girl?

 

BERNIE
Nah. I’m here for the show.

 

In between gulps of tequila, the two ladies talked animatedly. Occasionally, they took give-me-five routine, the slaps getting more violent through time. So there we were. What a fantastic night.

 

IRENE
Are you ever raided by the police?

 

CHARI
Occasionally, when they need a bit of bribe money. Or when our boss forgets to pay protection.

 

IRENE
What happens to you during a raid?

 

CHARI
Nothing much. They haul us to jail for one lousy day.

 

IRENE
That’s no hassle for you?

 

CHARI
No hassle. What I mind is – once the police raiding team was accompanied by a television news crew. We all had to cover our faces.

 

IRENE
Why are you treated like scum of the earth?

 

CHARI
Simple, everyone thinks we are scums of the earth. A stripper is a stripper, not a person. Most people think this way. You are a rare kind, because you see beyond the stripper in me.

 

IRENE
I saw you as a person. I was angry how life was treating you.

 

CHARI
It’s okay. Doesn’t bother me. I’m used to being looked down upon. Hey, we’re not drinking. [They take long gulps.] Even benevolent media people look down on us and shame us.

 

IRENE
Unfair. You should be rehabilitated, not shamed.

 

CHARI
Nobody can see that. They are angry at us. They cannot see that we need help. See that woman [pointing to a dancer]. She has six children, but she is still attractive at 35. She’s in demand more than I. Enough of serious talk.

 

They move into frivolous topics. At one point, Chari had to bring Irene to the powder room. Both of them almost fell. Coming back, they were giggling all over the place. Chari excused herself. It was her turn to dance nude on stage. Irene looked away as Chari wiggled on stage.

 

IRENE
Bernie, I’m sorry, I stole Chari from you.

 

BERNIE
What do you mean?

 

IRENE
C’mon. I wasn’t born yesterday. I could tell the moment she sat down. Thanks for giving me an education. You know, her husband left her. That’s the time she started dancing. She breastfeeds her baby when she gets home from the club, even if she was drunk. She says, the alcohol does not get into the milk. The baby is sober.

 

BERNIE
Life is hell.

 

IRENE
Yup, so we look for a bit of heaven. I’m going to visit her tomorrow. I’ve found a new friend.

 

BERNIE
Good for you. Bless your drunken soul.

 

eastwind
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READER’S REVIEW

 

I read your anecdote 24.  If you want me to give you a “serious” answer.  I must refer you to John Paul II’s First Encyclical, “Redemptor Hominis” (Redeemer of Mankind) where one of the central keys is the dignity of the human person redeemed in Christ. In the longest of his Encyclicals, “Veritatis Splendor” (The Splendor of Truth), he deals with moral relativism – the modern culture’s distortion of freedom.  According to John Paul II, “genuine freedom is measured by our ability to choose the good in all areas of human life, that is, man must exercise his freedom and live in accord with his own objective nature.”
With this mind frame, I can understand why Irene (when not in a drunken stupor) asks Chari the reason for allowing herself to be “in such a hellhole.”  Obviously, when we try to define “heaven” in earthly terms (we are after all human), we are not able to aspire for or to strive toward better pursuits. Thank you.

 

Best regards, Albatross.

 

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anecdote 11 – SANTA KULAS christmas trilogy #1

 
foodforthesoul
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SANTA KULAS
Pamaskong kuwento #1
Sinulat ni Bernie Lopez
eastwind@motherignaciahealingministry.com
ENGLISH SUMMARY AT THE END.
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EKSENA 1
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ALAS OTSO NANG GABI. PLAZA FERGUSON SA ERMITA. PASKO. MARAMING CHRISTMAS DÉCOR SA PALIGID. ANG MGA PUNO MAY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. SI MANG KULAS AY 55 NA TAONG GULANG. HINDI NAMAN GULAGULANIT ANG DAMIT NGUNIT SIMPLE LANG. NAKATAYO SA LABAS NG BANGKONG SARADO, MAY MALIIT NA LA MESANG PUNO NG TSOKOLATE. SI JOSIE AY BIHIS NA BIHIS, SEKSING SEKSI ANG DAMIT, ISANG G.R.O. NA PAPASOK SA NIGHT CLUB NIYA. HUMINTO SI JOSIE SA HARAP NI MANG KULAS.
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JOSIE
O, ano, Mang Kulas, nasaan na tsokolate ko?
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INABOT NI MANG KULAS ANG ISANG BAR NG TSOKOLATE KAY JOSIE.
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MANG KULAS
Maaga ka ata ngayon.
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JOSIE
Pasko e. Maraming biyaya ngayon. Ano ba talaga ang gusto mong mangyari? Tatlong taon ka nang tumatambay dito sa teritoryo ko, namimigay ng tsokolate tuwing pasko, pero sa batang grasa lang at sa mga seksing GRO na katulad ko.
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MANG KULAS
Sila … kayo … ang nangangailangan ng tsokolate at konting ligaya, di ba?
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JOSIE
Sabagay. Ano ba talaga ang nakukuha mo riyan?
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MANG KULAS
Wala lang. Masaya lang ako pag nakapagpapasaya, di ba? Nawawala ang lungkot pag pasko.
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JOSIE
Ewan ko nga ba. Sa akin, may konting sayad ka na yata.
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MANG KULAS
Si Josie naman. Ayun, ayun ang may sayad.
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TINURO NI MANG KULAS ANG ISANG BIHIS NA BINATILYONG MARAMING REGALONG DALA. TAWA ANG DALAWA.
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JOSIE
Tingnan mo ha. Dyanitor ka lang dyan, uubusin mo ang sweldo mo (biglang malakas na boses) SA WALA!!
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MANG KULAS
Hoy. 13th month pay (pasigaw rin).
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JOSIE
O sige na, 13th month pay. Tsokolate para sa mga taong ni hindi mo kilala, di mo ka-ano-ano. Yan ang may sayad.
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MANG KULAS
Oy, oy. itto kilala kita?
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JOSIE
Oo naman. Ako lang.
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MANG KULAS
E si Buknoy, Pitong, Andres … si … si … yung mga batang natutulog sa film center … si …
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JOSIE
Oo na nga.
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MANG KULAS
O etong tsokolate para kay Ester, kay Rose, kay Julie, at kay Remy. Saan itto sila?
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SABAY ABOT NI MANG KULAS NG APAT PANG BARS NG TSOKOLATE KAY JOSIE.
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JOSIE
Luneta beat. Akala nila mas okay doon kasi maraming tao. Hirap pumulot doon, panay lovers o bums, chess player. Walang kostumer. Di nila alam itto sa Ferguson, mas okay. Tahimik. Di sila nahihiyang lumapit.
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MANG KULAS
Dahil diyan. (Sabay palo sa puwit ni Josie)
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JOSIE
Di katalo, Mang Kulas. E kung seksi ako, what can I did? In demand ito, oy.
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MANG KULAS
What can I do. Ulol.
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JOSIE
Me sayad ka pa rin. E kung bumibili ka na lang itto pang noche itto para sa pamilya mo.
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MANG KULAS
Wala akong pamilya.
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JOSIE
Oops sori. Oo nga pala.
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MANG KULAS
Nag-iisa ako.
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JOSIE
Gusto mo reto kita. Di ka pa naman above the hill, itto?
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MANG KULAS
Over the hill, ulol.
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PINALO RIN NI JOSIE SA PUWIT SI MANG KULAS. BAGO MAKASAGOT SI MANG KULAS, MAY DUMAANG AMERIKANONG TURISTA, MGA 50 ANYOS NGUNIT BIHIS NA BIHIS. HUMINTO SA HARAP NILA.TUMINGIN SA TSOKOLATE.
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TURISTA
How much?
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JOSIE
Ten dollars. (Napaatras ang kano). Joke lang. One dollar. (Inabot ng turista ang one dollar. Inabot ni Josie ang isang tsokolate at binigay ang pera kay Mang Kulas.) I have something better than chocolate. (Sabay kembot).
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TININGNAN SIYA NG TURISTA NANG MATAGAL.
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TURISTA
You know a nice restaurant around here?
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JOSIE
You like Chinese food?
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TURISTA
Sure.
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JOSIE
Me too. Okay let’s go. (kay Mang Kulas -) O sya. Trabaho na ko. Dollar na ito, baka makaalpas. Eto ang tatlong daan (sabay abot ng pera kay Mang Kulas). Pasayahin mo ang buong mundo. Medyo maganda kita ko kahapon. Arabo.
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MANG KULAS
itto. Okay lang ako.
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JOSIE
Ulol. Tinatanggihan mo ang grasya? Baka sapukin kita. Hindi para sayo yan. Para sa mundo. Pasayahin mo silang lahat. Magsawa ka. Bye!!
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INIPIT NI JOSIE ANG PERA SA MGA TSOKOLATE SA LA MESA. PINALO ANG TURISTA SA PUWIT, UMAKBAY AT SABAY SILANG UMALIS. DUMATING SI BUKNOY AT PITONG, DALAWANG TEENAGER NA BATANG KALYE, MADUNGIS, NAKA TSINELAS.
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BUKNOY
Tsokolate po itto, Mang Santa Kulas.
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BINIGYAN NG TIG-ISA ANG DALAWA. SIGAW ANG DALAWA AT NAG-GIVE-ME-FIVE SA ISA’T ISA.
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MANG KULAS
Bantayan nyo to sandali.
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BUKNOY
E kung itakbo itto?
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MANG KULAS
E di puputulan ko kayo.
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PITONG
Si Mang Santa Kulas naman. Nagbibiro lang, e.
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UMALIS SI MANG KULAS. BUMALIK SIYA MAY DALANG DALAWANG SUPOT. INABOT KAY BUKNOY ANG MAS MALAKING SUPOT. TINABI SA ILALIM NG LA MESA YUNG MAS MALIIT.
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MANG KULAS
O yan, hapunan natin. Bigay ni Josie.
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PITONG
Bait talaga ni Josie. Di nakakalimot. Pero mas mabait kayo, Santa Klaus ng mahihirap at nang mga seksi. Kelan kaya ako pagbibigyan ni Josie?
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BUKNOY
Neber. Pangit mo.
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PITONG
Nagsalita ang di pangit.
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MANG KULAS
O sya. Lakad na kayo. Walang rugby ha! (sabay salat ng mga bulsa nila).
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BUKNOY
Wala po. Pass na kami diyan buhat nang pinabugbog nyo kami sa pulis. Buti nga di kami binilanggo. Wala itto sa amin.
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MANG KULAS
Yung construction diyan sa may Adriatico. Pinuntahan nyo itto yung hepe?
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PITONG
A, si Mang Boy. Opo, opo. Umpisa na kami bukas. Mababa ang sweldo.
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MANG KULAS
Kesa wala. Wag na kayong umangal. At pagnagluko kayo roon, puputalan. Naintindihan?
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BUKNOY
Oo na. Mang Kulas. Tuloy itto kami.
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PITONG
Kawawa naman si Josie pag naputulan ako.
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BUKNOY
Ulol. Fantasy ka na naman.
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UMALIS ANG DALAWA. BUMUKAS ANG ILAW SA BANGKO. LUMABAS SI PETE, MGA 25 TAON, NAKAKURBATA, LUMAPIT KAY MANG KULAS.
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PETE
Pabili po ng tsokolate.
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MANG KULAS
Hindi ako nagbebenta.
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PETE
Ows naman. Pinamimigay mo? Gaya nang sa mga batang grasang mga yon? (sabay turo kay Buknoy at Pitong na malayo na). Nakita kong may inabot ka. Kanina pa kita pinagmamasdan doon sa bintana ko (sabay turo sa pangalawang baiting ng bangko). Seksi naman ng girl pren mo, pre.
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MANG KULAS
Huwag mo akong ma-pre-pre. Baka pre-hin kita. Mukhang ober taym ka ngayon ano? Ako si Mang Kulas.
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PETE
Ako si Pete. Oo nga, e. Naalpasan na nga ng hapunan, e. Mawalang galang. Totoo ba? Pinamimigay mo lang yan? Ang martir mo naman. Santa Klaus kunu.
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MANG KULAS
Masaya akong nagbibigay kaysa tumatanggap. Para lamang ito sa mga nangangailangan.
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PETE
E ako, nangangailangan din.
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MANG KULAS
Excuse me, no. Nakakurbata ka, may trabaho ka. Hindi ka nangangailangan.
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PETE
Yan ang mali. Hindi lang ang mga batang kalye ang nangangailangan. Ako rin nangangailangan.
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MANG KULAS
Oo, pero ang pangangailangan mo hindi malulunas ng tsokolate. O ano, itto? (Matagal na tahimik. Tiningnan mabuti ni Mang Kulas si Pete.) (Pasigaw) Aha! Malungkot ka, ano?
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PETE
Galing mong manghula, mister Santa Klaus. Baka yung girl pren mo may kaibigan. Hanap mo naman ako, o. Paskung pasko, wala akong sweetheart. (Inabot ni Mang ittogg isang tsokolate.) O akala ko ba e pang batang grasa lang yan. (Tinanggap ni Pete).
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MANG KULAS
Nangangailangan ka, itto?
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PETE
Oo, pero hindi tsokolate.
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MANG KULAS
Sa tingin mo tsokolate lang ang binibigay ko?
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TUMAWA SI PETE, SABAY NGATA SA TSOKOLATE. BUMALIK BIGLA SA BANGKO. KUMATOK. BINUKSAN NG SECU. PUMASOK. LUMABAS MAY DALANG DALAWANG MONOBLOC. NAUPO ANG DALAWA.
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PETE
Alam ko naman yon, e. Hindi talaga tsokolate ang binibigay mo. Magandang loob. Nakakahawa yan, itto? Parang trankaso. Nakakahawa ang magandang loob. Yon ang pinamimigay mo. Parang virus. Ako nga gusto atang mahawa.
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MANG KULAS
Masyado kasing ang pang aginaldo natin ngayon puros na lang yung mamahaling bagay. May regalo rin itto ispiritwal hindi material, itto?
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PETE
E hindi ba mahal din ang tsokolate, at material yan?
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MANG KULAS
Kaya nga pinamimigay ko lang sa mga nagkukulang ng … hindi sa bulsa … kundi sa diwa. Gaya mo, itto? Qualified ka na rin.
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PETE
Saan ittog ang perang pangbili mo nyan.
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MANG KULAS
13th month pay.
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PETE
Saan ka ba nagtratrabaho.
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MANG KULAS
Dyanitor.
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MATAGAL NA WALANG NAGSALITA.
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PETE
Salamat Mang Kulas at binigyan nyo nang konting ilaw ang pasko ko, gaya nang sa mga batang kalye at dalagang kalye. Naiinggit ako sa iyo. Ang tagabigay ng ilaw ittog may ilaw, itto? At siyempre mas maliwanag … May request sana ako.
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MANG KULAS
O ano?
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PETE
Bisperas ngayon. Pwede ba kitang imbitahin kumain? Pavor yon sa akin, hindi sa iyo. Kelangan ko ng ilaw.
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MANG KULAS
Okay, basta yung simple lang. Chicken Joy, okay na yon. Two pieces. Extra rice. Extra gravy. Tara.
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KINUHA NI PETE ANG LA MESA AT TSOKOLATE, BINIGAY SA SECU NG BANGKO. SINOLI ANG MGA MONOBLOC SA BANGKO. LAPIT ANG ISANG MADUNGIS NA BATA, TATLONG TAONG GULANG, WALANG PANTALON, MAY MADUNGIS NA T-SHIRT BUTAS BUTAS.
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BATA
Sarado itto kayo, Mang Kulas? Tsokolate ko.
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PETE
Gusto mo ng chicken joy.
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BATA
Ano po yon? Di itto alam yon.
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MANG KULAS
Hindi pa yan nakakapasok sa restawran buong buhay niya. Ikaw ngayon ang Santa Klaus. Ha ha.
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PETE
Yung prayd chicken sa restawran.
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BATA
Talaga po. Sige po, pero pwede ho bang magbaon para sa nanay ko? Gutom din sya, e.
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PETE
Oo ba. (Humawak ang bata sa kamay ni Pete.) Mang Kulas, ang sarap palang maging Santa Klaus. Pag nagkasakit kayo, take over ako sa inyo itto, ha?
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MANG KULAS
Isang kondisyon. Tsokolate lang ang ibibigay mo sa mga GRO.
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PETE
Si Mang Kulas naman. Anong kala mo sa akin?
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MANG KULAS
Manyakis. Ano pa.
 
TAWA ANG DALAWA. TAWA RIN ANG BATANG HINDI NAKAKAINTINDI. PALAYO ANG TATLO. KINARGA NI PETE ANG BATA.
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EKSENA 2
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LUMIPAS AND MARAMING TAON … 1989 … 1993, 1995, 2001, 2005, 2008.
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PAREHONG ORAS AT LUGAR. SI MANG KULAS, PUTI NA ANG BUHOK, UUGOD UGOD, NAGBIBIGAY PA RIN NG TSOKOLATE SA IBA’T IBANG TAO, MGA BATANG KALYE, MGA G.R.O.S. SI PETE NA KANYANG ASSISTANT SANTA KLAUS AY LAGING NAROROON.
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DUMATING SI JOSIE. MAY EDAD NA RIN PERO SEKSI PA RIN. MAY KASAMANG POGING ITALIANO MAS BATA SA KANYA. HINILA NIYA ANG DAMIT NG ITALIANO. NAPILITANG BUMUNOT NG WALLET AT BINIGYAN NG DOLLAR SI MANG KULAS. SINOLI NI MANG KULAS SA ITALIANO. INAGAW NI JOSIE, SINAKSAK SA BULSA NI MANG KULAS, SABAY HILA SA ITALIANO AT NAGPAALAM.
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MADALING ARAW NA. SI MANG KULAS AT PETE AY NAROROON PA RIN, NAG-UUSAP. WALA NANG TAO SA PLAZA. MAY DUMAANG PULIS. BUMUNOT SA SAKO SI PETE UPANG BIGYAN NG TSOKOLATE ANG PULIS, NGUNIT IISA NA LANG PALA. NAGTINGINAN ANG DALAWA, SABAY HALAKHAK NANG MALAKAS.
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PULIS
Oy, oy. Lasing ba kayo? Magsiuwian na kayo, pwede ba?
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LALONG LUMAKAS AND HALAKHAK NG DALAWA.
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PULIS
Aba, aba, kinakalaban niyo ba ako?
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MANG KULAS
Oy, hindi ka pa pulis, nandito na kami taontaon tuwing pasko. Bakit, bawal ba? Plaza ito, maski sino pweding tumambay.
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HALAKHAK ULI ANG DALAWA. BUMUNOT NG BATUTA ANG PULIS. LALONG LUMKAS ANG HALAKHAK.
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MANG KULAS
Kilala mo si Lieutenant Joe Cruz?
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PULIS
Bos ko yon. Bakit?
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MANG KULAS
O eto, bigay mo tsokolate niya. Buti umabot siya. Last na yan. Tuwing taon meron siya. Pag hindi niya ito natanggap, patay kang bata ka.
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TINANGGAP NG PULIS ANG TSOKOLATE, SABAY ALIS NANG WALANG IMIK. HALAKHAK ULI ANG DALAWA.
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PETE
Napakasaya ng pasko natin, ano. Hay naku, makauwi na nga.
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HALAKHAK ULI ANG DALAWA.
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EKSENA 3
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LOOB NG BANGKO. SI PETE, NAKABARONG, AY NAKAUPO SA DESK NIYA. MAY NAKALAGAY ‘PETE DE LE FUENTE, MANAGER’. TINAWAG ANG SECURITY GUARD NA NASA PINTO.
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PETE
Jerry, nasaan na si Mang Kulas.
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SECURITY GUARD
Ewan ko po. Hindi na pumupunta rito. Wala siya buong pasko.
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PETE
Sabihin mo kay Efren sunduin.
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SECURITY GUARD
Opo.
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EKSENA 4
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DATING LUGAR SA BANGKETA SA HARAP NG BANGKO. GABI. MAY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. NAKAUPO SI PETE SA MONOBLOC, NAGHIHINTAY. MAY PANGALAWANG MONOBLOC NA WALANG NAKAUPO. NAIINIP SIYA, TINGIN NANG TINGIIN SA RELO. MAY TSOKOLATE SIYA. LAPIT ANG ISANG GRO, INABUTAN NIYA NG TSOKOLATE, AT UMALIS. DUMATING AND KOTSE NI PETE. BABA SI MANG KULAS. TUMAYO NANG MABILIS SI PETE, INAKAY SI MANG KULAS. NAUPO SA MONOBLOC. UMALIS ANG KOTSE.
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PETE
Ano bang nangyari sayo. Daming dumadaan dito.
 
MANG KULAS
Di ko na kaya, Pete. Ikaw na lang ang Santa Klaus.
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PETE
Wag mo kong iwan dito. Di ko kaya ito mag-isa.
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MANG KULAS
Kaya mo yan. Retired na ko.
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PETE
Alam mo, marami kang tinuro sa akin na hindi ko natutunan sa kolehyo.
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JOSIE
(Hindi nakikita, boses lang.) Pati ako, marami ring natutunan. Retired na rin ako, pero kaya ko pang maging Santa Klaus. Pero rellyebo lang ako sa iyo, Pete.
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SI JOSIE NA MAY EDAD NA RIN, BUKNOY AT PITONG, MGA BINATA NA, PINAIKUTAN SI PETE AT MANG KULAS. TUWANG TUWA SI MANG KULAS. INAKAP LAHAT SILA ISA ISA.
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BUKNOY
Ako rin, Santa Klaus no. 3. Palitan tayo. Hindi pwedeng mamatay ang ilaw niyo, Mang Kulas. Kami ang mga disipulo mo.
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MARAMING BATANG KALYENG MADUDUNIGS AT BABAENG KALYENG SEKSI BIGLANG SUMULPOT, BIGLANG NAGSISIGAWAN NG ‘SURPRISE!!’. NAGLABAS NG MAHABANG MESA ANG SECU NG BANGKO, DUMATING ANG MARAMING PAGKAIN. MAINGAY SILA LAHAT, TAWANAN. IMPROMPTU CHRISTMAS PARTY SA BANGKETA NG PLAZA FERGUSON. ANG SINUMANG DUMAAN O HUMINTO, INIIMBITA NILANG KUMAIN. DUMATING ANG ISANG POLICE PATROL CAR. BABA ANG PULIS.
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PULIS
Oy, oy. Ano, ano ito. Uwi na kayong lahat. Bawal yan. (Lapit si Josie, binulungan ang pulis.) A ganoon ba? O sige. (Sa drayber ng patrol car) – Jessie, parada mo muna. Kain tayo sandali. (Lumapit kay Mang Kulas ) – Aha, ikaw pala si Santa Kulas. Marami na akong naririnig tungkol sa yo. Sa presinto dos at kwatro, tanyag ka. Ano ba talaga ang sekreto mo ha?
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MANG KULAS
Simple lang boss. Tsokolate.
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WAKAS.
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ENGLISH SUMMARY.
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For the last 20 years, Ramon has been spending the day before Christmas at Plaza Ferguson along M. H. Del Pilar street in Ermita. He buys a sack of chocolate bars from his 13th month pay and gives them out, but only to children and prostitutes, no one else.
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Once, Pete, a well-dressed teenager came up to him, asking for a candy. Ramon apologized, saying the candies were only for those who were ‘in need’. Pete said, “That prostitute over there, is she in need of a candy?”
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Ramon’s terse reply was, “She is in need of a little joy.” Pete countered, “But I am also in need.” Ramon smiled and decided to make an exception, giving him a candy. Every year, Pete would pass by on Christmas eve for his candy, and have long talks with Ramon, pouring out his heartaches on him, whose wisdom was precious Gold. They became good friends.
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Twenty years passed. On Christmas day, Ramon was not at the plaza. Frantic and worried, Pete, who was now a bank manager, got a dilapidated calling card he kept in his wallet all these years, and phoned Ramon. Ramon said he was sad because he was now too old and weak to play un-costumed Santa Klaus. So Pete bought a sack of chocolate bars, picked him up, and got a monobloc chair from the bank.
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The two were on the plaza, the aging Ramon seated on the monobloc, while Pete gave out the candies. By midnight, just about time for mass, the sack was empty except for one last bar. They looked at each other, laughed so loud that a policeman came over, asking if they were drunk. They laughed even harder and gave the last bar to the policeman, who nodded in disbelief. This is the first story, the gift of Joy. Strangely, the giver of Joy receives the gift of Joy ten fold. THE END.
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Articles26 Dec 2011 02:01 am

article3 – A PROPHECY FOR THE NEW DECADE

 
 
A prophecy emanating from the mystery of the healing oil
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Edited version of an article published
in the Philippine Daily Inquirer
Front page, January 10, 2010
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by bernie lopez
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This article describes messages to the world that Sister Raquel says she has received in the last few months.
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In 1991, Sister Raquel Reodica, RVM, received her gift of healing a week after the Mount Pinatubo eruption, one of the biggest disasters in Philippine history. A typhoon scattered the volcanic ash in the stratosphere all the way to the Antarctic, disrupting data of a US global-warming research station there. The station reported that the effect was so immense that there was a momentary cooling of the Earth.
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During that week, a woman she had never met, approached her, and, claiming to see visions, told her she would eventually receive a second gift, the gift of prophecy, or the ‘third eye’. First, she found the notion preposterous, then later scary. In September 2009, close to two decades later, this gift of prophecy began to manifest itself during an equally-deadly disaster period – three consecutive typhoons, Ondoy, Ramil and Pepeng, which rendered hundreds of thousands homeless in Metro-Manila, Baguio and Pangasinan.
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On September 25, 2009, one day before Ondoy swept through Metro-Manila, Sister Raquel unlocked the gates of the adoration chapel of the Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry at 6 a.m., and discovered pools of oil which mysteriously appeared on the marble floor. She collected the oil in a towel and used if for healing. There were dramatic cases of instant healings. For one, Edwin Reyes, afflicted with brain tumor, within days, stood up from his wheelchair and started jumping and dancing, which was caught on camera. See part 2 below.
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Youtube video part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owykGkNCpIg
part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREzytKuSg
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When typhoon Ramil threatened Ilocos days after Ondoy, Sister Raquel and chaplain Father Tiofilo fell on their knees in prayer, pleading to the Lord to spare the Philippines. Curiously, two high pressure areas sandwiched Ramil, which weakend into a tropical depression and veered towards Taiwan.
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During the Pinatubo eruption, the situation was exactly the same. Philvolcs reported that a second eruption was imminent when steam vents were increasing at the crater. Sister Raquel and a handul of RVM nuns prayed for the Lord to spare the Philippines. That second eruption never occurred. Skeptics, of course, argued it was not prayers, just Nature. But other believed prayers pre-empted a second disaster. The power of prayer is the theme of Sister Raquel’s messages described here. Was it an odd coincidence that Ondoy unleashed was followed by Ramil averted, just like the first eruption unleashed and a second averted? Does this reveal a God of mercy and punishment all at once?
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On November 6, 2009, a First Friday, oil appeared once again, more profuse than ever. This time the pools of oil were neatly positioned in nine equidistant lines from the back of the chapel to the altar. High resolution photos were taken by the Sisters before the oil dried up.
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See link http://www.sisterraquel.com/2009/12/poster37-40-my…healing-centerposter37-40-mysterious-oil-and-cloud-at-healing-center/
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This healing oil became the basis of Sister Raquel’s claim of messages from the Lord for the world. She did not hear ‘voices’, she simply ‘felt’ the messages overwhelm her consciousness, which she found hard to described.
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It must be clarified that in 2001, Sister Raquel spoke of impending earthquakes in the Philippines. She gave a broad time period, not an exact date. But by the time the news hit front page, an exact date given by a woman who frequented the healing center, was erroneously attributed to her. When no earthquake came on that date, she became the subject of criticism. Her published reply was too late, the damage was done. Today, she is willing to take the risk of facing critics because she says the Lord wants these message conveyed.
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Sister Raquel’s emerging messages are as follows. First, the nine lines of oil refer to nine years (2009 to 2018) that the Lord is giving mankind to change its ways. This a ‘deadline’. Second, Sister spoke of the urgency for the rich, comprising 3% of Philippine population to give to the poor which comprises about 70%. This virtue of sharing is not an option, it is an obligation. Sister says the Lord is not requesting but demanding that everyone must start helping others, praying harder, and renewing lives in Him. She cites the gentle and harsh words of Jesus in Matthew 25:35 – “Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom, for I was hungry and you gave me food … Depart from Me, you accursed, into eternal fire for I was hungry and you gave me no food.”
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Third, Sister cites the third secret of Fatima, mentioning a ‘global earthquake’ occurring worldwide simultaneously if man does not change his ways. She cautions that her aim is not to sow panic but to sow prayer. It took the Church decades to finally reveal the third secret in fear the harsh predictions would sow panic. Alas, there was no panic. We have all but forgotten the terrible forewarnings in the third secret.
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Fourth, sister spoke of the power of prayer which can avert disasters. Disasters are ‘negotiable’. We can bargain with prayer and good deeds. She cites how the Lord spared the affluent city of Nineveh because it repented in its decadent ways. She cites how the Lord would have spared Sodom and Gomorrah if one holy person there was found there. Alas, they were burnt to the ground.
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She also cites the story of how a small Jesuit resident just a few hundred meters from ground zero of the Hiroshima nuclear blast in World War II remained mysteriously untouched. At that time, the residents were praying the rosary.
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Fifth, certain pools of oil were shaped like the map of the Philippines. But the Visayas was oddly found separate from Luzon and Mindanao. Sister says this means the Visayas could be spared because the Lord is pleased. Is this because of the annual celebration of Sinulog dedicated to the Santo Nino or Holy Child?
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Sixth, Sister Raquel explains that there were ‘three rays of light’ falling on the Philippine map (the pools of oil shaped into its map). She says, “It is not an accident that we have millions of OFWs scattered worldwide. The Lord will use them to evangelize the whole world. The have a role to play.” Filipino priests among OFWs have ‘a challenging work’.
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Sister clarifies that people are not obliged to believe her. Faith is a gift and belief is of the free will. But there is nothing to lose in listening to the warnings, old warnings we have forgotten (the third secret) and everything to gain in renewing life in the Lord.
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Today is an era of global warming, intensifying typhoons and hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis, forest fires and floods, droughts, and swine and avian flu. Legalized abortion is now financed by governments. Materialism has intensified into a plague that haunts rich and poor countries. Corporate greed has triggered a global financial meltdown. It is in this backdrop that these messages of prayer and renewal are being conveyed.
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half of the secrets of the universe
 
lies at the edge of the galaxy
 
beyond our reach
 
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the other half lies in a child
 
who extends his hand
 
a fingertip away
 
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eastwind pp308
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a candle loses nothing
by lighting another
you light another’s candle
when you spread the Word
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you spread the Word by example
giving, sharing, teaching
when you touch someone
who touches back another
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you start a chain reaction
which is endless
infinity is in your hands
when you share your tiny light
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a million candles mimic
the dawn that conquers darkness
a million tiny voices mimic
the thunder that conquers deceit
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be part of the dawn
light another’s candle
be part of the thunder
whisper the Truth to another
 
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eastwind pp308
 
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PLEASE PASS TO YOUR FRIENDS
 
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1 – HEALTH TIPS moringa magic
 
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/08/health-tip-04-moringa-magic
 
2 – GOLD DUST AT THE HEALING CENTER a good omen
 
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/05/prayer59
 
3 – ST MICHAEL VS LUCIFER a bad omen
 
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/08/prayer-66
 
4 – THE BEAST WHICH SHALL RULE THE EARTH
 
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/08/prayer68
 
5 – A PROPHECY FOR THE NEW DECADE inquirer article
 
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/01/prayer33-a-prophecy
 
6 CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE a powerful powerpoint
 
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2011/04/powerpoint20-children-of-the-universe/
 
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FOR THIE SICK AND THOSE IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS
 
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