The relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus arrived in the Philippines last December 15, 2012 for a four-month tour in the country. I anticipated her return since the last time she was here was in 2008, during which my mom was undergoing a serious operation, and I was praying for her recovery. I was a witness to an answered prayer.

It didn’t take long to find out her schedule. Thanks to our social networking sites, I was able to see her at The Chapel of Virgen delos Remedios in Clark, Pampanga. Unfortunately, I was not able to make it to the mass since I came all the way from Manila, but nevertheless, the Holy presence was so strong I found solace in the silence of the church. I think she meant it to be that way so I’ll be able to have a one-on-one session with her without the chaos of the world outside. I can’t explain why I felt like crying while entering the church. My feet were hurrying me to go and touch the relic once more. I guess that’s how it is when one is within its Holiness. I’m so privileged to have felt it.

It’s going to take a couple more years before she will be back. And once again, I’ll be anticipating. As of this time, she is touring more areas in the country and I am sure more people will be touched and changed by her. It’s all about love and faith.

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