Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Folk Saint....Jose Gregorio Hernandez

Dr Jose Gregorio was born October 25, 1864 Venezuela and died on June 29, 1919. He was a physician who helped many people, often without pay. Dr Jose Gregorio was a leading doctor at the Hospital José María Vargas.

Between 1891 and 1916, he became dedicated to teaching, medicine, and religious practice. He was well known for helping the poor who could not afford medical care and would pay for their medications with his own money. As if that wasn’t enough Dr Hernandez tried to become a priest but his own physical conditions prevent him from achieving that.

He studied at the Monastery of Lucca in Italy for ten months in 1908 and years later enrolled at the Latin American Pío School of Rome to continue the priestly career, but had to return to Venezuela for health reasons.

One day while delivering some medication to a person who was in desperate need of it Dr Hernandez was struck by a car and killed. After his death people started claiming to have been granted miracles after praying to him.

Today he has a large following who are devoted to him, some of these devotees include other physicians. He is called upon to help with such things as healing and protection when traveling.

If you need healing light a candle to Jose Gregorio Hernandez and place a fresh glass of water near the candle. In your prayer ask him to spiritually medicate the water with the invisible medication you need in order to heal. The next morning put out the candle and take 3 sips of the water and pour the rest on your doorstep.

Until next time, stay well.

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