CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma welcomes the claim of a nun from Surigao Del Sur who was reportedly healed after praying to the late Archbishop Teofilo Camomot.
But Palma disclosed that for now, they are still focused on concluding the diocesan process of Camomot’s beatification, which involves collecting testimonies that attest to the late Archbishop’s saintly virtues.
Palma told SunStar Cebu that they need more people like Sister Rebecca Hawak to attest to Camomot’s holiness to make his beatification and eventually, sainthood easily attainable.
“Para nako I am happy to hear of such claims kay kon tan-awon ug tinuod gyud malipay kita kung may usa ka gatos nga makaingon nga naayo, lipay gyud ta (For me, I am happy to hear such claims because if you look at it closely, we’d be happy to know if there are a hundred who claim they have been healed, that will make us really happy),” he said.
Hawak, a cloistered nun of the Poor Clare Monastery in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, claimed that a tumor growing on her right eye disappeared after she prayed before Camomot.
The alleged miracle reportedly happened when Hawak and her fellow sisters visited the late Archbishop’s final resting place at the Daughters of St. Therese (DST) Mother House in Barangay Valladolid, Carcar City.
But Palma said that for now, Hawak and other claimants of Camomot’s intercession will be collected until such time that the Congregation for the Causes of Saints will need them authenticated.