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    Healing Priest Father Fernando Suarez and Montemaria Shrine Batangas City

    IF you've been glued to the tv lately, chances are you've already seen the hordes of people lining up everywhere the healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez holds his healing ministry.

    On tv, thousands of devotees and sick people attend his masses while some bishops denounce him for not coordinating with them or selling items with supposedly healing powers that bishops liken to money-making.

    What caught Tutubi's attention to the media frenzy over Fr. Suarez is his foundation, Mary Mother of the Poor Foundation, which Father Suarez heads, and which is reportedly building a shrine in Montemaria shrine planned to be finished in September this year, and where the funds earned from healing were diverted.

    Montemaria in Matuko Point, Batangas City will become the center of Father Suarez’s healing ministry and other spiritual activities. Set on a hill on, the center of the Oratory of the Blessed Virgin will have chapels, prayer gardens, Stations of the Cross, retreat houses, campsites, lodging houses, a center for the poor and even a replica of Mary’s house in Ephesus. The place is sure to be a pilgrimage center similar to Fr. Faller, another healing priest, Lucban's Kamay ni Hesus. The centerpiece is the 33-story-high statue of Mary Mother of the Poor.

    Click here for Fr. Fernando Suarez's official website, telephone numbers, schedules and other ways to contact him and invite to your place.


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