Philippines: Baby Born with Stigmata of Jesus Christ Attracts Thousands of Believers

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Quezon City| A baby born with strange stigmata-like sores resembling the injuries suffered by the Christ during his crucifixion, is attracting a lot of attention from Christians across the Philippines. Thousands of faithful have already gathered around the Quezón City General Hospital, hoping to see the “blessed” child.

Jejomar Castillo was born on the morning of March 15, weighting 3.2 kilograms and bearing strange injuries on his face, hands and feet. These surprising sores are almost identical to the famous wounds suffered by Jesus, including the head wounds associated with the Crown of thorns and the wounds caused by the crucifixion itself.

According to one of the country’s top microbiological experts, Ph.D. Merlyn Cruz, the young  boy suffers a very rare syndrome causing localised purpura, which is characterized by red or purple discolorations on the skin.

“I have to admit that this is an amazing case” says Doctor Cruz. “Only a handful of similar cases have been recorded throughout history, and it’s the first time on a baby, so the scientific knowledge accumulated about his pathology is very scarce. We are doing a series of tests to determine what these sores actually are and what is causing them to appear, but we have found nothing yet.”

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The newborn boy bears wounds on his forehead, hands and feet. These sores bleed regularly and seem unable to heal completely.

Rumors of a “miraculous child” rapidly spread across the hospital, then across the city, and a large crowd rapidly gathered outside the boy’s room and even around the hospital. Within a matter of hours, thousands of people surrounded the building in silent prayer.

The crowd has now been there for two days, praying and chanting religious slogans like “Welcome to the Saviour” and “Thank you God for sending Jejomar“. Many of the people on the site seem to associate the birth of this enigmatic child with the biblical Return of Jesus Christ.

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More than 15,000 people were gathered outside the Quezon City General Hospital, hoping to see the “blessed boy”.

The most famous case of stigmata in modern history, is certainly that of Pio of Pietrelcina, commonly known as Padre Pio, who was a friar, priest and mystic of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. He became famous for bearing the stigmata for most of his life and is now venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church.

Dozens of other cases of stigmata have been reported over the centuries, but none of them concerning a newborn child.  This unique condition has already attracted a lot of attention on Jejomar and his family, and it seems the enthusiastic Christians who have gathered around the hospital are already calling him a saint. The young Jejomar Castillo, therefore, really seems condemned to have a very different life than most Filipino child.

21 Comments on "Philippines: Baby Born with Stigmata of Jesus Christ Attracts Thousands of Believers"

  1. Please bless this child.

  2. Blessed child. But we must not focused on the child but to remember Jesus as our saviour. He maybe send reminder for us to change and keep our faith strong and remember God all the time of our life.

    • Its a Sign to Remember our Lord Jesus !! Who died and suffered for us !! A Sign to wake up…and Praise our Lord !!! The baby boy God sent to Save the World !!!! A Message to rember Jesus !!!! Jesus !!!!

    • Amen!

    • your message makes me feel alive and makes me cry . . thank you so much ..

    • those messages I read… got me tears… to remind me that Jesus died for our sin… this is a sign God sent… got chilling in my body. GOD is GREAT, GOD IS GOOD… Definitely this world needs to wake up!

    • Yes of course. I didn’t even put much thought on the child but for a few seconds and thinking of how this child feels the pain. I mostly thought of Jesus.

    • God used him to remind us….

    • JesusSaves | June 14, 2015 at 3:23 am |

      I’m not trying to be tude… BC I myself am a visionary but what happened to the most famous part… the gash in his side?

  3. Repent and live as how Jesus want us to live in loce

  4. Is this the sign of the Second Coming??

    • It can be. But i think its a wake up call for us to go back and pray. Repute satan and have faith in God….

    • “But as for that Day and that Hour, no one knows when it will come, not even the angels of God nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36)

      Maybe we should not consider this as a sign of His second coming, rather, see it as a reminder that there will be a Second Coming, and that we should always be steadfast in practicing our faith until He comes again.

      “Stay awake, then, for you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” (Matthew 24:42)

    • Amen & Alleluia, Franz.

    • I guess this is a reminder to us who call ourselves Christians, to renew our lives, and follow Chist who suffered for us….to save us….He has choses an innocent to give us His Message…to endure sufferring whatever way….for Him and for the salvation of souls…..bless the little one….may Jesus help you bear the pains of the stigmata…Amen.

  5. sana may result na kung ano talaga yan.. tsk. tsk. tsk.

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