The celebrated healing priest, known for drawing elderly and sick in his healing masses, will also officiate another Eucharistic Healing Mass at the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Church in Brgy. Lagao, General Santos City at 8:30 a.m. on January 23.
Who is Fr. Fernando Suarez?
Suarez was born on February 12, 1967 at Barrio Butong, Taal, Batangas, Philippines to a tricycle driver father and a seamstress mother. Being the eldest of 4 children (sister and 2 brothers), he graduated in public schools. At age 12 he earned a living by leasing inflatable boats at a beach to support his studies. Suarez earned chemical engineering degree at Adamson University, Manila.
After spending much of his life living and working in the Philippines, he came to Winnipeg, Canada in 1995. In Canada, he continued to pursue his desire to follow the Lord as a Roman Catholic Priest, something he strongly felt God was calling him to become.
In 1997 he joined the Companions of the Cross religious community of priests and seminarians, founded by Rev. Robert Bedard in 1985 in Ottawa, Canada, and Fr. Fernando was ordained to the priesthood in 2002.
Early in his life, sometime around the age of 16, God was beginning to use him in a powerful way as he reached out to people who were in need. He found that as he sensed God calling him to pray with people who were sick, these people he ministered to were getting healed. At first he struggled understanding the gift God had given him, but more and more, as the Lord put the people in his path who were in need, the sick were able to find the healing touch of Jesus through the hands of Fr. Fernando Suarez. To date, Fr. Fernando has prayed with literally thousands of people in need of healing, with much success for those with faith.
Since his ordination to the priesthood, Fr. Fernando has found that the gift of healing has become more pronounced in him and that God is using him even more. He spent the first year of his priesthood as the associate pastor of St. Timothy’s parish in North York, Ontario, however, since July, 2003, he has been given a new ministry in his community which would help to foster the spiritual gifts God has given him. He is now regularly conducting Healing Masses, retreats and missions, with large numbers of people now in attendance.