Something that I Could Never Ever Explain


Yesterday morning was about miracle.

A friend and City Councilor, Vincent Paul Elago posted on his wall a story of how mystic life can be. I asked permission from him if I could post his story on my blog. I’m glad that he permitted me to do so. So here it is.

“I have always been a believer of God. Men have given him many names yet I have always believed that the God each person prays to is the same almighty one. It is just in practices that men differ. I also believe in miracles but I have never experienced one although even in historical times miracles are mentioned in almost all holy books. When a cousin called me to inform me that a miracle was happening to an image of Sto. Nino, I was naturally skeptical. My cousin told me that the image is from a barrio in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay but it was going to be brought down to Vitali upon the request of Fr. Jonathan, the parish priest of Vitali. Skeptical yet very curious, I decided to go see for myself what the excitement was all about. Vitali is almost an hour and a half from the city proper yet in spite the schedule I had for the day, I decided to drop them and head forward to Vitali Church.

 Upon arrival, I noticed people falling in line towards the center of the church. Many where bringing empty bottles. I later realized that they were filling them up with water from a basin where the image of the Sto. Nino was standing. I will have to admit that while I was walking towards the image, I felt something that I wouldn't be able to explain. I know It gave me goosebumps as I approached the image. I noticed that the basin was filled with water but it was drying up with the multitude all wanting a bottle of the water in the basin. Fr. Jonathan then went to the pulpit about the time I was in close contact with the Sto. Nino. There was a strange feeling that I experienced as soon as I touched the Sto Nino. I felt peace and all my worries gone. Liquid was indeed coming out from the image. Something that I couldn't explain. A person earlier raised the image when the basin was almost dry and when while the image was suspended in the air, there was water dropping from the image and when it was brought down everyone noticed that there was water again inside the basin but not enough to fill all the empty bottles the crowd were bringing so the priest ordered that the gallons of water saved from last night be given to the people from the basin.

 I still can't explain the feeling and what I witnessed. At exactly 12 Noon, the image was carried to an open vehicle where a contingent of people joined as the Sto Nino was to be transferred to Logpond, Vitali and later to be returned to Tungawan, Zamboanga Del Sur. I have never been religious but today made me think twice.... Thanks Bro!”
                                                                             -Hon. Vincent Paul Elago

Here are some photos Sir Vincent graciously shared with us.

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  1. I agree.. the wanders of Sto.Nino is very empowering. I envy Mr. Elago because he was able to be go there and witness miraculous events. :)

    Rhea Bue (Styles & Writes)

  2. This one is a very long entry. Thanks for taking time reading it Rhea. Yeah, I envy Sir VP too for the opportunity to witness a rare event.

  3. A rare event indeed! But, miracles such as this gives us a reminder to continue believing that the Lord God is present.



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