"Dear Father Shannon,
I was at a church in Paincourt Ontario Aug 27 ,2010. I have been working on this testimony for a while. After Holy Mass and Father Suarez praying over people you approached me with your email . I did email you a while ago but did not get a response. You had asked me to email you again if I didnât hear back but unfortunately I did not have a chance to email you again, and I have been working on this testimony in order to get it recorded correctly for you - I have not forgotten to send you this . I pray every day for Fr. Fernandoâs ministry and thank God for all you are doing with him!! This is my testimony as best as I can recall the facts. If you need any other information I would be honoured to provide it . I am blessed that you wanted to hear more about my story and how my journey in faith and healing during my sickness has been blessed by this priest!
I am writing to you today to testify to the remarkable priest Fr. Fernando Suarez. It is important for me to let you know how not only how wonderful he is as a priest but of the graces of healing I have received from God through his ministry of healing.
There is no doubt in my mind that he is indeed a powerful instrument of Godâs healing, and that I obtained immense favours and miracles both occasions that I saw him.
I am a 48 year old mother of 4 children. I have been ill for a long time from Feb 4, 2008 until now. I had a partial hysterectomy April 11, 2008 , and after that the internal incisions did not heal well. In fact 7 months after my surgery I was still bleeding and not healing well and my Dr . who is a gynaecologist and at the time the chief gynaecologist in London Ontario really did not know what to do with me. Not only was the area not healing normally but there was ever increasing pain requiring narcotic medications that I needed to take continuously. The pain was so severe that I also needed to take another narcotic for break through pain which meant that the regular narcotics were not strong enough to control the pain and therefore an additional narcotic required to potentiate the action of the regular narcotic that I used.
This entire circumstance was very distressing to me. Although a Catholic all of my life I had a conversion many years ago so I continuously prayed to Jesus , Our Lady and St. Joseph and begged their help . I was convinced that there must be a cancer somewhere because the pain was so very severe. My surgeon assured me that there was not as he had a look in my entire abdomen when he preformed the partial hysterectomy . I am also a RN for over 25 years and had not ever heard of such a case as mine.I looked on the internet and medical papers and found that a condition called a neuroma can exist which he thought perhaps it was but the degree of the severity of the pain being constant and unrelenting was most unusual.
In July 2008 he had booked me in for a surgical Laparoscopy to see what the problem was and if it was coming from above the incision.At this point I believe I had also received injections with anesthesia into the incision in order to reduce the severity of the pain. This had some effect but was not really much better.
A girl friend who knew I was sick told me during a conversation about a healing priest who was coming to a small church outside of my town. I was elated about it and prayed hard that Jesus would heal me. During this time also my family had booked a trip to Lourdes, France . I had booked it sometime in June as I thought after a normal recovery I would be well enough and to go to thank Our Lady for helping me . I did not think I would not recover at the time we booked the trip. As the date of our trip was getting closer and closer I thought there was no way I could go . I had spent days and days in bed from the pain, and was getting weaker and weaker and the medications were causing untoward effects. I also have suffered from Chrons disease although have been blessed with few problems with it over the years. I have had this for about 10 years at that time.
We went to see Fr. Fernando July 28 ,2008 in Dublin Ontario as he had prayed over everyone in the church, after mass . He asked what the problems were and my husband explained things to him. As I recall he had barely touched my stomach with his hand and I rested in the spirit. I can only describe the touch of his hand felt like a blow torch. It was like the torch I saw my dad use many times when welding had touched my abdomen; this is the only way to describe the intense heat I felt everywhere entered my body.
That night was the only night that I needed no medication for pain at all. From my abdomen all the way to my feet there was an intense cooling feeling that lasted until the next day. The next day I woke up and got ready to go to the hospital to see the chief of gynecology my surgeon. At that time he had a female surgeon waiting for me at the other campus at Victoria hospital to perform the Laparoscopic surgery to see why it was not healing, but before he sent me there he wanted to examine me to see if anything was going on for example an infection . When he examined me he looked shocked and amazed - he said the area that was previously ulcerated and about the size of a toonie or loonie had shrunk so much it was a now a pinhole.
My husband shared with him that we had been to see a healing priest. He said something like â I believe. What ever works for you Dianeâ and then he proceeded to call the OR and cancel the surgery.
This healing of the area decreased the pain . However only slightly but I was well enough to go to Lourdes a few weeks later. It was the 150 th anniversary of Lourdes appartions and the Jubillee year.
Unfortunately due to the time that we were there and the overwhelming crowds I did not go to bathe in the water . So I drank it and rubbed it all over myself and tried to wash at the fountains outside.
It was a wonderful trip for my family , however for me it was an intensely spiritual experience as I felt so united with Jesus on the Cross and also united with the perhaps thousands of sick people there. The pain was very very difficult to bear , making it hard to walk but Godâs grace was there and I endured everything and can say it was a gift to be there during the Jubillee year. God gave me just enough strength to walk the Jubillee way with my husband and children. I am sure that they will not ever forget.
We were at Lourdes during the Queenship of Our Blessed Mother, I will not ever forget that experience. If it were not for God helping me through Fr. Fernandoâs ministry I would have had surgery and been even sicker and unable to go to Lourdes.
Weeks and months past , although the incision had healed the pain was still quite bad. My Dr had planned to see me in 6 months. I was really too sick to understand how bad things were and how much worse they would become. After a few weeks my husband noticed that my pain was severe but that it was even worse sometimes to the point I had to go to Emerg to get further shots.
I was not sure what to do but he thought it might be a good idea to see the female surgeon that my Dr had wanted to see me in the operating room in July last summer; he thought maybe she would have something else to offer me. I saw her in her office and she thought it would be a neuroma or some nerve involvement that caused my pain , but she also thought maybe I had some endometriosis or other ovarian trouble , she thought I would benefit from further injections.
When she attempted this the pain was beyond excruciating, I could not stand it so I decided to have the old scar removed in the operating room. She also encouraged me to think about having my ovaries out but I was terrified that this would throw another wrench into the mix of health problems . I decided not to do it . When I signed the consent , it was booked for June 25, 2009. I felt a deep peace as this was the feast of Our Lady of Medjugorje, I had been there 3 times before I got sick .
Any way after deciding against the ovarian removal , I changed my mind . I began to think that because the pain was worse certain times maybe the ovaries were causing me trouble too. When we called the surgeon to have them taken out I was told that there was no time in the OR that day , that my surgeon was booked. After praying hard about it I thought well Lord if you want them out something will happen. Within 24 hrs a call came from the secretary . She said to my husband Mike, âyou guys must pray a lot !â she said .
There has been a cancellation the surgery can be done on June 25.â I went through the surgery. The pain as expected had increased after the surgery. I was very worried as at 6 weeks the pain was still pretty bad. At my first post operative appointment I was called into the Drâs office. She said I have something to tell you, they found a 5 mm tumor ( sex chord variety) She said this kind of cancer is rare very rare.
After meeting with the Cancer Dr / Oncologist for women that day he said that the tumour review board had met and decided due to the extremely small tumour I did not need chemo or radiation. I was very relieved and grateful to God! I could not have sustained those treatments as well as healing trouble and extreme pain.
The weeks went by over time thank God I was able to taper my medications , however the cut still did not heal. On the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes Feb 11 2010 -I was at my small computer and wondered Oh dear Lady I wonder where Father Fernando is these days. As I searched the sight I saw he was in HAMILTON ONT. in just a few weeks . I emailed the lady Linda Sazon who was the contact person , within a few days I heard that there were tickets and I think I got almost the last ones!! I was so excited to go to see Father Fernando! I prayed and hoped and asked God to help me.
When we arrived there we were placed in the gym beside the Church of St Margaret Mary. After a short time an usher saw the chair I was sitting in and invited us to come to sit with the special needs people inside the church. I felt so grateful to God to be there in this Church and in the presence of the healing priest and Fr. Shannon .
I was called up to to the front with the others the emotions I felt were overwhelming for me it was like in the time of Jesus what it must have been like when Our Lord was in the presence of the sick. At that moment Fr . Suarez looked at me with a deep expression . He inhaled and then breathed on me. At that very moment without his touch I fell to the ground . It was like a camera clicking in my head I HEARD an audible sound and also with my eyes closed saw a bright light many times also flashing in my head. At that time my husband also was simultaneously on the ground . To me this was a miracle because my husband had never had such an experience of the Holy Spirit. After I got up it was hard to say what happened but at my next trip to the Operating room booked for April 1 the cut was finally closed. THAT WAS 10 MONTHS AFTER SURGERY â after his blessing the bleeding finally stopped. Incidentally, when I came home the night when Father had breathed on me and I fell in the spirit, I came into my 19 year old daughterâs room. Natalie and our other 3 children were in the church July 2008 where I first met Father Fernando. She said what happened when you were at the church this time. I looked at her and told her how I fell after Father Suarez had breathed on me she said â Mom that gives me a chill , I was just reading in the Bible for school ( she is at Kingâs in London studying religion ) THAT IS WHAT JESUS DID WHEN HE BREATHED ON THE APOSTLES DURING PENTECOST. I too was amazed.
No more bleeding although the pain was significantly better I allowed my Dr to injected more freezing at that time as well. Over days and days the pain was better I was able to decrease my medication more and more. Things were still not completely better , after a short time I heard Fr. Fernando was going to be in Paincourt Ontario Aug 27. It was the feast of St. Monika and my friend came with me , also another few ladies and my husband. I waited for the moment when I would be feeling Godâs power in an incredible way. I asked Jesus if possible could I stand near the tabernacle near YOU when Father Fernando prays over me. At that moment I was called to be placed directly in front of the tabernacle. My heart soared as I felt Gods embrace and closeness. I knew how much God had carried me all these months and months and how grateful I was to be here.
Fr . Fernando looked at me I told him I had been so sick , he had been the only one to really help me .He looked at me and then said âYou wonât have this any more.â At that time I fell to the ground . This time I felt the spirit in my stomach but the power of the blessing went into my brain again and I saw the lights flashing over and over again while my eyes were closed . The magnitude of this blessing I can not explain, but the feeling of God was so great I did not want it to end . The divine physician working through His priest was amazing. After these months I have continued to get stronger each day and better. I am not completely off the medication for pain, but I have become stronger and I am able to work part time as a nurse. I feel much better , I am not always thinking of the pain and sometimes mostly going for hours without taking pills and consider myself very blessed to be alive and not in the agony I was feeling.
I thank God for the ministry of Father Fernando the healing priest!!
I pray always for Fr. Fernando and for Fr. Shannon and this amazing ministry in these times that we are living. How great is our Lord and saviour use Father Suarez to help and heal His people.
Recently , I was watching on Salt and Light TV the story of a young man and how his mother took him on many occasions to see Brother Andre of Montreal. He was not healed on the first time or second but after many visits he was completely healed. He is now a priest and said it was a journey of faith when he was sick. God was looking for him to trust Him in faith.
I am sure that the Lord has a plan for me too and for certain Father Fernando has healed me and blessed me each and every time I have seen him!! My faith journey and life have been blessed by Father Fernando. I believe with all my heart in the Divine Physician Our Lord Jesus using this priest to help and heal many many souls.
May God bless You Father Fernando, also Father Shannon and your entire Ministry of Mary Mother of the Poor.
I pray that I will see him again. Thank you again for serving God , and for all the blessings and encouragement you are giving to souls around the world!! Know you are in my daily prayers to Our Lady and St. Joseph.
God Bless You "