“I will heal their defection, I will love them freely.”
Hos 14 : 5
I was diagnosed to have nasopharyngeal cancer in the late 1997, and underwent surgery in March. This was followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments. I lost my hair and was badly burnt by radiation. I was on intravenous feeding and was sent home on tube feeding. I turned for the worst in the months of July and August 1998.
When my family physician, Dr. Willy Camina visited me at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, she thought that she would not see me again after 2 weeks. Ludy Ventura, my friend, asked Sister Josie if she could come over to pray over me. So, after the 10:30 morning mass and prayer healing service of Sister Josie at Our Lady of Victory Church in Washington, DC, Ludy picked her up and brought her over to my house in Maryland. Right away, we started praying the rosary. Sister Josie said that I had a block thus preventing the Lord’s healing. She prayed and blessed me several times, but the block was still there. Then she started to counsel me; to cast out all judgment and gossip. She also advised me to go to confession. After reciting the Act of Contrition several times I finally received the Holy Spirit thereafter I fell into a restful and deep sleep. While in deep sleep, I began to smell different sweet fragrance of flowers…like roses, Sampaguita, Ilang-Ilang and other bouquet of flowers. Right away I knew I was healed. Praise the Lord! I felt like my nose was buried in a bouquet of sweet smelling flowers. I lost my sense of smell because of cancer, and now I can smell again!
Shortly after that, I had an appointment with my oncology doctor and he told me that my cancer was gone. I was so happy to share the good news to my husband and kids and my family in California, Seattle and Philippines.. I was able to go back to work and received the “Employee of the Year Award 2000.”
Until now, I’m still cancer free.
PRAISE THE LORD!
“Heal me Lord that I may be healed, save me, that I maybe saved, for it is you whom I praised.”
This is a testimony of a miracle that happened to me through the prayers and intercession of Sister Josie. On September 2005, I joined the pilgrimage to Maryland and Washington D.C. with the devotees of St. Martin de Porres Ministry. Sister Josie prayed over me several times during the pilgrimage. I had previously suffered with acute asthma attacks for the past 25 years and had been under a doctor’s care. At the end of the pilgrimage when we returned home to New York, I visited my doctor as I usually do for my examinations. The doctor found my breathing to be normal with no congestion in my lungs. My usual wheezing was gone. Since then, I have not had any breathing discomfort nor asthma attacks. I praise and thank God and Sister Josie for this miracle.
On July 26, 2006, my daughter Jeanne, 40 years old, had terminal cancer and was close to death. I called Sister Josie (she was in California) and asked her to speak to my daughter over the phone on her death bed. I asked Sister Josie on what I should do for my daughter. Sister Josie told me to get a priest immediately, like “right now.” I managed to get a priest to see my daughter. The priest heard my daughter’s confession, gave her absolution and the Eucharist. I thanked Sister Josie for having me do what she told me to do. I felt that Jeanne was well taken cared of and I believe that she’s on her way to heaven.
I had remorse upon the loss of my daughter especially at her very young age. I was hoping that I could see a sign as to where my daughter is. When Sister Josie prayed over me, I was slain in the Holy Spirit and I had my eyes closed. I had a vision of my daughter Jeanne. She was smiling and was very, very happy. Now I know that she’s in heaven.
I’ve been very blessed in many ways and especially having met Sister Josie. Thank you Sister Josie for the many occasions that you’ve been there for me and my daughter. I am forever grateful.
Praise the Lord !
Queens, New York
“Go out to all the world and tell the Good News; I am with you always, says the Lord.”
Mark 16 : 15
The fruit and truth of infinite love and mercy of Two Hearts
My journey into my faith and devotion to the Twin Hearts, Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary required a reaffirmation and rearrangement of my priorities in my life. It all started in June 1996 when I was diagnosed to have cirrhosis of the liver, a far advanced condition of a chronic liver disease. I have compiled copies of my medical history, physical examinations, laboratory test, CAT scan, EKG, Chest X-rays, endoscopic exams and consultations with heptalogists and liver transplant experts. All concerns with the diagnosis though, their plan of management varies from conservative to aggressive means. The prognosis is poor because of the stage of the disease and that there are no medications available to reverse the damage made to the liver cells.
I didn’t lose hope, nor did I go through the stages of grieving and I accepted my fate and asked God to give me more courage and strength to carry his cross and let His will be done. I decided to tell my wife about the bad news thinking that the sooner the family can deal with the emotional fall out, the better it is for everybody, and I can now concentrate on my prayer healing. I was not easy. When my wife knew how sick I was, she went to her room, started sobbing, as if we lost a member of the family. It was quite morbid and took us a couple of days before we were in control of the situation.
I asked Linda, my sister to get in touch with Sister Josie. As I spoke to Sister Josie, I told her of my medical condition and that I needed her help to start a prayer healing in my behalf. Sister Josie was saddened by the news, but was relieved to inform me that this must be the reason why she has not made any appointment for July, which is unusual, considering that she is always busy healing sick people, so, she can help me start a prayer healing session. I came from a praying family, so it was not difficult for me to accept Christ and the Blessed Mother as my saviors.
We started the prayer healing sessions in July 1996. Nine hours of Novena prayer consisting of Praises to the Most Holy Trinity, Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, Holy Rosary, Novena prayers to St. Martin de Porres each day for nine consecutive days, nine storm novena to the Blessed Sacrament per day for nine days, 2,000 Hail Mary’s on weekends, Confession and daily mass and communion. Sister Josie together with my family and friends continuously prayed for forty days for my healing. I did not experience instant healing as others did, but I felt gradual improvement in my well being – the tightness in my abdomen gradually disappeared that I can bend on my knees and reach for my toes easily, the swelling in my legs gradually subsided and my activities were as usual except for lifting up heavy objects. God is helping me through the intercessions of our Blessed Mother, St. Martin and other saints using Sister Josie as the spiritual facilitation. I praise God and gave Him thanks ad infinitum for this gift of healing because truly it is a miracle! Skeptics will always find ways and reasons to discredit this miraculous event but that does not worry me a bit, because my faith tells me and my neurons tell me that God is the ultimate Physician and Healer. Sister Josie with my family spend another forty days of prayers for thanksgiving.
The other good news that resulted from this religious experience is that my sister-in-law Ate Ely, received a gift of vision from God the Father. Whenever she is blessed or anointed by Sister Josie, she sees God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, and the Blessed Mary, the angels and saints separately or at times together. She received messages mostly from God the Father, Divine Mercy and Blessed Mary. Among the messages that she received that we are currently doing are to continue propagating our faith, propagate Two Hearts, pray for more conversions, feed the poor once a month and share the Good News. God gives each one of us a cross to carry, one that He knows we can handle. He is always by our side to help us whenever He sees us falling down from the weight of the cross and He will not abandon us. He wants us to be near Him or be with Him because He loves us and He knows that it is only when we have sufferings, misfortunes, severe medical problems that we want to be near Him or be with Him.
My religious experience and my journey through my faith has taught me to rearrange my priorities, to put God first in my life, not work or earthly things and continue to serve Him as a thanksgiving for the wondrous gifts that I received, to praise Him and to show my love for Him through praises and good deeds. The truth is that God loves us and out of this love comes many wondrous things that many of us benefit from.
Harold Fajardo, M.D.
Rowland Heights, California
I am a retired medical doctor with 4 daughters. One of them, Amina (the 2nd to the youngest) was very sickly in her high school days. She had episodes of shortness of breath, coughing and spitting blood at times and fatigue. I brought her to Englewood Hospital and her Chest X-ray showed white patches all over her lungs. She was given antibiotics which didn’t help the situation. I brought her to Mt. Sinai Hospital and a lung biopsy was done. They found bleeding on her lung tissues. Her diagnosis was Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemisiderosis. Searching for information thru the internet, this condition is very rare, recurrent and the cure is unknown. It is very frustrating for me, as a physician, to have a daughter suffering from a condition that the doctors can’t find the management. One of the nurses that I worked with in the hospital, Hermie dela Cruz, knowing my problem, invited me to attend a prayer healing service by Sister Josephine Dichoso in her place. I came with my sister Malou and since I could not bring my daughter, they said I can be a proxy for my daughter for healing. When Sister Josie stayed with my Sister Malou, I was able to bring my daughter during my visits so she can be prayed over by Sister Josie. As a result of her prayers, she felt an immediate connection with God which transcended any anxiety related to her illness.
Since then, her episodes of shortness of breath and bleeding became scarce. When she got married, the issue of pregnancy became an issue since it was contraindicated in her condition. I had to bring her to the MAYO clinic in Minnesota for consultation. The doctors said that she can be pregnant but if the bleeding episodes in her lungs occur during pregnancy, it can be controlled. Sister Josie prayed over her when she was pregnant and even before she gave birth. Praise the Lord, there were no complications with her pregnancy and her baby girl was very healthy.
Now, she has 2 beautiful healthy girls, Gabriela (4 yrs old) and Lauren (16 months old). My daughter herself is a very happy wife and full of life. She resides in northern New Jersey with her husband and two children where she is employed as a School Psychologist.
To date, she has not had any symptoms of this disease, which her Pulmonary Specialist deems as mysterious. Thanks to all the prayers and guidance of my family and most especially Sister Josie.
Dr. Manolita Cadiz-Algenio
Fort Lee, New Jersey
Amina H. Ellrott, MA
“If we persevere we shall also reign with Him.”
2 Tm 2 : 12
My illness started April 14, 2000 on Good Friday. When I got up in the morning, I felt severe pain at my lower back that radiated to both my lower extremities with spasm. I could not stand up and walk around. I am presently out of work for 2 months now. I called the doctor, a pain management specialist who ordered and MRI and Xray. That result was herniated disc at L 3, 4 and 5. He gave me two times epidural injection that relieved the pain in my back. I used a walker to support me in walking around the house. One day my sister Ester Sarabia told me about Sister Josie, who helps people who are seriously ill with the help of our Almighty God through the intercession of the Blessed Mother and St. Martin de Porres, would have a healing service at her residence. Through Sister Josie’s prayers I had been able to walk around without support. This happened last June 28, 2003 at around 6:30 PM.
THANK YOU, MY LORD AND MY GOD. I LOVE YOU.
Dolores L. Huertas
Full Colonel Military Nurse
Jersey City, New Jersey
“Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.”
Romans 12 : 12
Good day to all! May the good Lord bless and keep each and everyone of us most specially the St. Martin Healing Ministry, the Founder – Sister Josephine, the members and the followers. May you continue spreading the good news of the Lord and propagate the main goal and objectives of the ministry. May you maintain the hardwork for its mission’s deeds such as giving guidance to those who are in trouble. May you continue to reach out those who are needy ones specially the third world country like the Philippines and Peru. And most of all, may you continue to pray and heal for those who are weak and sick.
My name is Noel Arro, 48 years old. On April 19, 2004, I was diagnosed with colon cancer Stage IV, metastasized through my liver, lungs and lymphnodes. My oncology doctor told me that it really needs urgent surgery. When I heard surgery my mind suddenly flickers or vibrates and at the back of my head subconsciously, I was like, I’m not in favor of what I’m hearing. I was doing a lot of thinking at that point in time. I was never hospitalized since I was a little kid. I was not confident to have a surgery so I put doctor’s idea on the side and I asked him if I could get a second opinion from other doctors. He’s a well mannered doctor and a very respectable man, and he agreed.
My sister Zeny, who is a nurse did a lot of research on where and which is the best hospital and doctors available to get a second opinion. After so many lists she gathered, at last, she found the J P Monahan Foundation, in New York City. We went there and met both the oncology doctor and the surgeon. We discussed a lot of possible things that they could do to my conditions. They studied and reviewed the results of my colonoscopy, biopsy and Cat Scan and they end up with the decision not to have an operation but instead they would treat the aggressive cancer cells which are spreading out all over my body and at the same time triggers the cancer cells on my colon, so this treatment needs chemotheraphy. I was satisfied with this second opinion, maybe because I just want to get away from painful surgery? (Am I a chicken?) Well, not so. I balanced the nature of those two
procedures and I think that the second opinion really do make a lot of sense.
So after a week, that was May 26, 2004, I proceeded to my first chemotheraphy treatment after discussing with the oncology doctor the side effects of each drugs. There’s a lot of side effects related to each drugs and I was scared if I can tolerate all of them. But I said to myself, I’m not a chicken, I can do this. After the treatment I went home feeling ok, no dizziness, nausea, vomiting, nothing. So I said to myself maybe it will occur later or tomorrow. Then tomorrow comes I felt great – no side effects occurred on the first and on the succeeding days.
Since I started my chemotheraphy, I move to my brother’s house in Hackettstown, New Jersey on the first week of June 2004. One morning, I got a phone call from Isabel Nuqui a very close family friend, who have heard about my illness. We talked sometime on the phone and almost at the end of our conversation she invited me to the healing prayer at their home. I said yes right away. Then she hanged up the phone and I just realized who’s gonna drive me to Queens New York coming from Hackettstown, New Jersey which is a two hour drive. So I asked my sister-in-law if she can do it for me, since my brother was at work. She said she never drove to New York City before but she will give a try. So we went and got there at Isabel’s place safe and sound. PRAISE THE LORD.
At the healing prayer, I don’t know what to expect since I’ve never experienced healing prayer before. I thought it’s gonna be full of prayers alone and that’s it. We did pray a lot but in addition there is Sister Josephine on the side who blessed, prayed and anointed you and many others. So this is how I personally met Sister Josephine, a beginning of friendship and fellowship. She blessed, prayed and anointed me but it didn’t affect me on the first time, I have a “block”. I was little embarrassed because people are falling on the floor one by one once she blessed them. So they pulled me out and asked me to pray more in the back. I went back to Sister Josephine and she did the blessing again. This time I was completely out for few minutes and I could feel the overwhelming presence of the Holy Spirit and then I was revived afterwards, like half asleep. I saw a very bright light, and some of
them are flickering with different colors, it was so beautiful. I was consciously awake as I heard people singing Lord praises and prayers, and I even feel the holy water sprinkling on me. But the mysterious and strange thing that I can’t imagine was – I can’t move my legs and my body as I want to get up already. I was on the floor for another few minutes and then I got up, but still drowsy and unsteady. So I grab the nearest vacant seat and I rested there for another few minutes. I heard Sister Josephine is going home soon, but I was still drowsy. Suddenly I felt her hand with her holy crucifix, laid down on my neck and saying her ritual prayers. Then everybody left and that’s the end of that night from 5PM to 11 PM and on top of that we have to drive back home to New Jersey. But time doesn’t matter. What matter to me was, I met sister Josie and she prayed for me and tried to heal me. Since then, I became Sister Josephine and St. Martin de Porres’ devoted follower.
My next Cat Scan was due on July 8, 2004, after 1 ½ month of chemotheraphy, I don’t know why the doctor wants to do it too early as what the original schedule was. Probably its because everytime he physically evaluated me, I always feel great, he didn’t feel my lumps on my liver, lungs and on my neck, the lumps seemed were broken into pieces and getting smaller. And even my blood counts are high as normal. So after few days, my doctor happily reported to me the result of my Cat Scan was remarkable..
Most of the cancer cells all over my body decrease in sizes, and those which aren’t kept steady.
September 10, 2004 was my subsequent Cat Scan. This time the result was not as favorable as last time. Although it’s still good because the result says
there were no progression and growth of new cells and existing cancer cells are all steady. This showed that the cancer cells in my body are not growing.
Reminiscing from the past, when I was in perfect health, so full of energy and sometimes feeling so happy go lucky and comparing to my present situation still I have so much to thank for the beautiful and happy life I have
with my loved ones, a fulfilling profession and good job, good friends and many more. Maybe this are just tests how far I could stand, maybe God has a message for me that until now I just couldn’t grasp yet. As we all know, God has its own ways and He works on mysterious ways sometimes difficult for us to fathom what His plans are.
But one thing sure, His plans are for our best. So I just tried to be patient and maybe I need to pray more to discern what this message is.
I believe I’m on the road to recovery. The combination of medical science and spiritual healing and prayers may cause my speedy recovery. So I would like to express my gratitude to the following :
• My doctors and nurses who professionally handle me with tender and loving care,
• The St. Martin de Porres Healing Ministry Group who brought and taught me to experience the spiritual and the power of prayers.
• To Sister Josephine whose unbelievable untiring sacrifice for this mission, who brought and taught me to say more and more prayers not only for myself but for others too and had also brought me and my family closer to God. Through her I also learned the values of forgiveness and perseverance, the importance of frequenting with the sacraments specially Confession and Communion. As she always preach that in order for our prayers to be heard and so our healing be effective, one must get rid of bitterness, anger and any form of anxieties. So with all of these experiences of good traits and values learned I can’t find enough words to express my thanks and gratitude to Sister Josephine.
To you Sister Josephine, I salute and give you my respect and unending thanks. God bless you and your ministry.
Noel G. Arro
When I came here, I already knew that something new and different is going to happen to me. I was right indeed! As Sister Josephine began her healing session with me, I felt that it was no longer her who is healing me. I saw a silhouette of Mama Mary clad in a long silk dress and that of St. Martin de Porres passed me by for a few minutes. When I tried to stand up, I could no longer lift up my whole body and that it was too heavy to carry….
Like the whole world is stuck in me. But as I saw that fitting images of Our Lady of All Nation and St. Martin de Porres, the pain that I thought was too unbearable to carry suddenly eases and later disappeared totally. At that juncture, light, divinity and peace spread entirely in my system.
Cecil de Dios
“The friendship of the Lord is with those who fear Him and His covenant, for their instruction.”
Psalm 25 : 14
In 1988, I was in a car accident and injured my lower back. For all those years, I had been going from one doctor to another and was given all kinds of pain relievers… but none of the medications helped ease the pain. The late Linda Broyle brought me to see Sister Josie in 1994 at the St. Boniface Church. There was a long line of people waiting to be blessed by Sister Josie and there were people lying on the floor. I was asking myself why are they falling down on the floor and sleeping? When it was my turn to be blessed, I also fell down and slept for a while. When I got up, my pain was gone. I never went back to the doctor for my back nor had I taken any pain medication since. It has been ten years and my back pain had completely healed. PRAISE THE LORD! Sister Josie is a gift from heaven.
Hempstead, New York