Testimonies on the Intercession of MOTHER IGNACIA DEL ESPIRITU SANTO
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» she heald the illnesses of my children.
my son and my daugther suffering a high fever every night. but when i put the the picture of Mother Ignacia Del Espiritu Santo into their heads and offering a Prayers to Mother Ignacia Del Espirito Santo they were healed. I want to give a very big thanks to Mother Ignacia Del Espiritu for the miracles she had given to my children. Amen...
- esmeralda kurai
» Miracles and Prayers
I knew Mother Ignacia back then when I was in elementary. I studied at an RVM school. My family and I are having a wonderful summer holiday but suddenly my father got a back ache. We hurried home immediately and went to the hospital. The doctor said he had a Heart Attack. My mother told me to go and search for this kind of medicines. After several hours the searching succeeded. My father was confined in the ICU for 2 days. I didn't have anything to do for my but father's healing but pray. Prayer works best. I helped my mom pay the bills, doing the papers, buying medicines and some hospital things. My father really is a fighter and survivor. I kept on praying to God that he may bless my father with a very healthy heart. Now, he had just his Stent Operation and it was successful and safe. He went back to work. I pray the prayer for the beatification of Venerable Ignacia del Espiritu Santo and include my father in the intentions. God and all the saints helped for my father's healing. I'm very thankful for the big miracles in my whole life.
- Dahry Canete
What is a religious devotion? It is a pure love for, unquestionable loyalty to, and a growing relationship with God, the saints, or religious persons who are known for their strong faith in God. Religious devotion not only illustrates but also strengthens one’s faith. It feeds the soul just as food feeds the body. It inspires one to live a holy life just as dreams inspire one to live a meaningful life.

I first learned about Venerable Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo in 1961, during the first year of my high school education at the Immaculate Conception College (now, University of the Immaculate Conception) in Davao City, a Catholic educational institution operated by the nuns of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)—a congregation she founded. From that time, I have developed a strong admiration for and derived great inspiration from the faith of Mother Ignacia, which I nurtured in me even when I left Davao City and studied for my college education at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.

I believe that part of God’s design for my life, after earning a degree in Psychology from UST, is to work close to Mother Ignacia as despite job offers from other educational institutions in Manila and Davao City, my heart directed me back to my Alma Mater and I accepted a teaching and counseling job at the ICC. While working, my admiration for and the inspiration I derived from the faith of Mother Ignacia grew even more into a devotion that is characterized by love and loyalty. It was also during this time that I started to pray the novena for her beatification and sainthood—an act of devotion that I do everyday until now.

I have learned that the most difficult and the most challenging tests of faith and the strongest expression of God’s goodness happen when we encounter the hardest of life’s problems—those that plunge our spirits to the lowest point. When I found myself at such point, I felt anxiously “alone” and with crushed self-esteem. Not even the strong love, support and belief of my parents, husband, children and friends made me feel better.

I knew then that I was at the deepest and darkest pit of life because even as I prayed hard to God, I did not feel His presence.

Somehow, God’s loving and merciful hands led me to the Betania Convent of the RVM sisters in Quezon City. Instantly, the presence and companionship of the RVM sisters changed how I felt and the strength of their faith and the warmth of their love made me realize that I was not alone-I have a congregation!

Likewise, the life, faith, and teachings of Mother Ignacia, which RVM Superior Mother Assumpta David lovingly shared with me at that point as a source of enlightenment and courage, brought me back to the light of God’s goodness and grace and not only lifted me back to my usual self but transformed me to a stronger and more faithful person.

From then on, in both good and not-so-good times, both my family and I hold on to nothing but God’s goodness. At the age of 40, God, through the intercession of Mother Ignacia, made me feel more His love when He also blessed my family with another daughter who, in thanksgiving to God, we lovingly and faithfully named Margarita Ignacia. Now at 65 years old, I am still blessed—God relieved me of papillary thyroid cancer and I am gratefully surrounded by loving and caring family and friends, who all mirror God’s divine mercy and love.

The Venerable Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo will remain not only an intermediary between my family and God but also an inspiration and model of a strong living faith in God and of continuing service to others as a faithful way of following God’s path.
- RHODORA BENDIGO NOGRALES - (ICC High School Batch 1965)
» How I Came to Know Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo
Published in the Souvenir Program of the Mother Ignacia Movement 2nd National Convention, February 16-17, 2013
I am an ICCian that’s why! In school, we were taught the M. Ignacia song, since grade school to high school. We were taught that she was foundress of the RVM, so the sisters say, who cares. When college came, I left ICC and transferred to another school. There goes M. Ignacia down the drain, completely forgotten, not even a fragment left in my imagination.

College came and went. I got married, had a blissful marriage, had two wonderful and intelligent kids whom I sent them to private school. I thought everything was going great for us.

In 2002, my husband had his physical examination. He was diagnosed with LEUKEMIA. We were dumbfounded! We could hardly believe our ears. The “BIG C” as they call it. It was damnation for us! We all know that when CANCER comes to mind, what follows next is CHEMOTHERAPY, what goes hand in hand with CHEMO? “MONEY!” We don’t have any! We’ve been penny pinching and scrimping ever since the kids began schooling. It was a good thing that the eldest graduated already, but we still have a son left in college. Just the thought of my son not being able to finish college breaks our heart.

My husband and I decidedly ruled out chemotherapy. We could not risk losing our home when there is no guarantee for his cure. We prayed hard and real tears flowed out. Suddenly, I remembered the M. IGNACIA HEALING CENTER. All the while I thought my introduction about M. Ignacia ended in school—well actually it only just began. We experienced spiritual, physical, and innermost healing. I was very diligent in going there, always the first patient to arrive and the last patient to leave. I took the initiative to lead the novena as there were no healers to lead anymore. Patients came and went, but I was still there standing, rain or shine.

Something struck me. I came to realize that I LOVE going there and be with patients, exchanging notes, experiences, and pleasantries. At the back of my mind, I wanted to become a “HEALER.” After two or three years, S. Ma. Gloria Ross, RVM, came to train for more healers. I was one of them. When I finished the training, I was doubtful if I was really gifted. One night, my husband was complaining of a painful spleen due to his illness. I performed the healing. He fell asleep during the healing process. The next morning when he woke up, he told me. “Healer ka na pala talaga” as the pain was gone and he had a very good night sleep. The time, money, and effort paid off, I thought. Thus, my journey with M. Ignacia del Espiritu Santo began. We were again taught the M. Ignacia song “ULIRAN” and I’ve memorized it by heart now. We were given lectures and reading materials about her life, but I still have a hard time digesting the context of the materials. I was elected president of the MIM. I was praying to M. Ignacia to enlighten me and help me understand her. I even went to Binondo to see and feel for myself the place where she went. I went to the Beaterio to find the relics and her Baptismal certificate. My God! She was real!

Early last year, my husband was hospitalized with pulmonary embolism, common among cancer patients. He recovered and was released before the Holy Week. We celebrated his birthday still. After a couple of weeks, he was taken home by the Lord, and it was during those times when I needed M. Ignacia the most. She was there for me. She made me strong and helped me pull through. She made it easy for my husband too, because she never allowed him to suffer. During the entire duration of his illness, he was able to live a normal life. He was able to enjoy and devote his life with his family, children, and his work. He happily drove me to and from the healing center to where the healers should be.

Something unbelievable happened one day at the healing center. I have been praying for a couple of weeks already wanting to know my husband’s whereabouts in the afterlife. Does he need more prayers, rosaries, masses, and what not? My co-healers and a Sister were privy to what happened. My prayer was answered through note, saying that he was okay in heaven. It is clear to me that M. Ignacia had a hand in this. Mother did not let me down. She was there for my husband during the entire duration of his illness and was with me the entire time I was tending to my husband. M. Ignacia was instrumental for the innermost and spiritual healing of my husband because he died in peace. Healing doesn’t necessarily mean physical; it may be innermost and spiritual. I came to realize that spiritual healing is what matters most. With spiritual healing, everything will just fall into place. It is preparing us to something greater and bigger to happen in our life. It helps us accept all the hurdles that we may encounter in our life wholeheartedly.

Now I am facing a new chapter in my life. Together with M. Ignacia, I will be able to bravely face all pitfalls and hurdles that come my way.
- (SGD) Cynthia Parcon
Published in the Souvenir Program of the Mother Ignacia Movement 2nd National Convention, February 16-17, 2013
I, Mr. Enrique G. Sarmiento, Jr., member of MIM Tamontaka, Cotabato City Chapter, having a testimony and unforgettable experience as a member of MIM last October 2012. That my co-MIM member told me to attend the 2nd National Convention here in Manila scheduled this February 16-17, 2013, at ako naman ay pumayag. Subalit ako’y nalulungkot dahil hindi ko makakasama ang aking mga kasamahan lalong-lalo na ang aking pamilya na mga miyembro rin ng MIM dahil sa kakulangan ng pera. Ang ginawa ko ay nagpray ako kay M. Ignacia na sana papanalunin ako sa LOTTO para maisama ko sila at madagdagan ang budget ko sa January 18, 2013. Napadaan ako sa isang LOTTO outlet sa Cotabato City at tumaya ako ng LOTTO 6/45 draw. After 4 days hindi ko akalain nanalo na pala ako sa nabanggit na draw ng consolation prize na nagkahalaga ng P 523,000.00. Ako’y natuwa at napaiyak dahil pinakinggan ni M. Ignacia ang aking kahilingan na kahit papaano ay nadagdagan ang budget ko sa pagdalo ng 2nd National Convention. Maraming salamat po talaga kay Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo.
- (SGD) Enrique Sarmiento - Cotabato City
» Healing of Nephrotic Syndrome
Published in the Souvenir Program of the Mother Ignacia Movement 2nd National Convention, February 16-17, 2013
Philips James Robles, a ten-year old boy has been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome in his kidney by Dr. Gemma T. Aguila, a neprotologist at San Pedro Hospital of Davao City on June 1, 2009. The doctor prescribed medication treatment for him and after two months, he underwent a laboratory test as follow-up. The result was negative.

After two weeks, however, Philips complained that he was not feeling well and without delay, we consulted the municipal doctor of New Bataan. He was made to undergo a urine test that showed positive results with his ailment getting worse.

We went back to the Neprologist, but no medication was prescribed for him. His face had changed. It became bloated. The doctor recommended kidney biopsy operation for him.

In the name of Papa Jesus and Mama Mary, we asked their help in prayer that we may be guided on what to do with our son who is sick, so as to be healed.

We searched for the person who can be of help to Philips James. Sister Gloria was this person we were looking for. We went around the entire Davao, dropping in at different churches when finally, we were directed to the provincial house where we inquired where we can find S. Gloria. But nobody could give us the information where the Sister was. When we were on our way home, I thought of going to San Pablo Church to hear mass. After the Mass, we were about to go home when my husband saw a big picture of Mother Ignacia in front of the gate of the RVM Provincial House.

We stopped at the gate and pushed the doorbell when at the other side, a girl (Laura) appeared. We asked her where we could find S. Gloria. She told us that S. Gloria was no longer in Davao for a long time now. We asked her who replaced S. Gloria. We told Laura that we are asking help for Philips. She pitied our son, so she gave us the name of S. Angie. She informed us that we can find S. Angie in Barangay Tangub of Davao at Gloria Christy Orphanage, Tagum.

Early the following morning, I met with S. Angie in Tagum. Thanks to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Papa Jesus, and Mother Ignacia for such meeting with S. Angie. I pleaded to her for the healing of my son. She prayed immediately over Philips James through her distance healing having Philips’ picture at hand. A follow-up check-up for Philips had to be made in two days time. I was afraid for the result of the laboratory test.

God’s miracle started with Philips James. The follow-up check-up showed a decrease in the kidney infection. The doctor herself was surprised to notice that little by little the infection was diminishing in number when no medication was prescribed for him, until finally the kidney became clear. S. Angie continued with the healing session with the patient through the intercession of Mother Ignacia, Mama Mary, and Papa Jesus, accompanied by the prayers of the RVM Sisters.

Now Philips James is completely healed through this miracle. Thanks to Papa Jesus, Mama Mary, Mother Ignacia, and S. Angie who was God’s instrument in the healing of my son. Thanks also to the RVM Sisters who helped with their prayers for the healing of Philips James.

Mother Ignacia, thank you for the miracle of healing my son from his ailment.
- (SGD) Erlinda Robles
» Healing from Stroke
Published in the Souvenir Program of the Mother Ignacia Movement 2nd National Convention, February 16-17, 2013
Buwan ng Hunyo 2008 ako’y nagkaroon ng STROKE nang dahil sa dami ng problemang dumarating sa buhay namin.

Bago nangyari ang lahat, ako ay nagpatingin sa doctor. Sa mga oras na iyon ay hindi ako sinabihan ng doctor na tumaas ang aking dugo. Pag-uwi ko sa bahay ay dumeretso ako sa paghiga dahil sa pagod. Hindi ko namalayan na nastroke na pala ako. Dali-dali nila akong dinala sa ospital. Four days ako naconfine. Nang sabihin ng doctor na pwede na akong umuwi, maraming reseta ang ibinigay sa akin. Nag-alala ako kung saan na naman ako kukuha ng pambili ng gamut.

Pinuntahan ako ng mga kasamahan ko sa simbahah at binigyan nila ako ng mga gamut ayon sa reseta ng doctor at nagpray over sila sa akin. Nang sabihin nung isang kasamahan namin na buksan ko ang bibliya, ang nabuksan ko ay ang verse ni “Matthew na ‘Milagro.’” Bago ko pinikit ang aking mga mata, nakita ko ang larawan ni Mother Ignacia sa altar. Inabot ko ito at niyapos habang tinatawag ko ang pangalan niya kasama sina Jesus, Mama Mary, at ang mga anghel sa langit na sana gamutin nila ang aking karamdaman dahil po wala akong pambili ng gamot.

Buwan at mga araw ang lumipas at patuloy akong dumalangin sa kanila. Hinahaplos ko ang larawan ni Mother Ignacia. Lumipas ang mga araw at hindi ko akalain na dahan-dahan akong gumaling na walang ininom na gamut. Sa ngayon, ako’y nakalalakad na at nakakikilos na nang normal. Balik na rin po ako sa simbahan kung saan ako aktibo bilang GKK at MIM member.

Laking pasalamat ko sa Panginoong Jesus, Mama Mary, at kay Mother Ignacia.
- (SGD) Matilde Surigao - Boulevard, Davao City
» Fast Healing of Cough and Fever through Prayer to M. Ignacia
Published in the Souvenir Program of the Mother Ignacia Movement 2nd National Convention, February 16-17, 2013
I am Susan Hermosa, only daughter of Justina Hermosa from Cagayan de Oro City. I came to know Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo through S. Ma. Rosa Castil, RVM of Lourdes College. S. Clare explained to me what the Mother Ignacia Movement was all about.

When I started praying to Mother Ignacia, I happened to detect her subtle and silent way of giving me and my mom generous blessings and surprises daily even in simple ways. And so, I was telling the people whom I gave her prayer leaflet to pray to her and ask her intercessory help for she is generous, though she is silent. Whenever I faced the statue or photo of Mother Ignacia, I only plead for help in a simple and natural manner, in our daily course of life. So many things she had given me and so many problems got solved as I just continued to obey what the nuns asked me to do every time they call me.

But, the one experience I could not forget a lifetime happened only recently during the 71st birthday of my mom, Justina Hermosa. Last Sept. 26, 2012, I happened to have fever and hard cough for 7 days already. After taking the medicines and antibiotics, I still found no relief. My mom went out on that day to visit the elderly catechists with the nuns and her co-catechists. I was left alone at home. The night prior to that, S. Clare, RVM texted me to pray with faith and place the photo of Mother Ignacia to any painful part of my body. That was relieving, but my cough and fever still continued. I felt so dizzy on that day as our house would turn if I look around. I managed to stand up and positioned myself to vomit, after which, I lied down on my bed as I was on my way to collapse. I closed my eyes because our house seemed to turn around as I looked around and felt the urge to vomit again. I prayed to God to forgive me all my sins if He was going to take me at that moment, but I begged Him to extend my life, because I pitied my mom if she’d be alone. I still managed to text S. Clare asking her what to do, what to press on my body to help me recover from my dizziness and wanting to vomit again. I also texted S. Conching Buenaventura, a healing nun, to give me healing through cellphone. I remained on my bed without moving at that moment and waited for what will happen next. I then felt something inside my body as the fluids in my system and the blood in my veins ran, and circulated slowly in my entire system as if fixing something in my body. I received a text message from S. Conching, it was a healing prayer. I prayed it deeply as I was still feeling very dizzy and wanting to vomit again. My body began sweating profusely, as my shirt and short pants were so wet, so with the thick towel that I was holding at that moment because my face and head were so wet. My sweat flowed like tears at that moment. Everything was gone without any medicine. My seven-day fever and cough vanished. I texted S. Conching and S. Clare to tell them I was okay.

It was so amazing at that moment I came to realize that every minute of our life here on earth is so precious as God would send us a miracle anytime on our borrowed life. As I personally experienced the instant healing process from Mother Ignacia’s intercession, I am so thankful to God that by His grace, He instantly gave miraculous healing to me through the intercession of Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, on which I thought at that moment, that it would be the end of my life.
- (SGD) Susan Y. Hermosa - St. Augustine Cathedral U
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