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

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, weighing 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 localized 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.”


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.


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.

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

  1. It gives me the knowledge n strengthen my spiritual life,i can feel the presence of God though He is unseen!!!

  2. This has happened at a time when the world has turned its back on God. This foto remaind us of the suffering jesus went through so that we may look at him and change oyr ways if life

  3. Beautiful

  4. Angela Padua | April 24, 2015 at 8:48 am | Reply

    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)

  5. mama..!evrythings happen on earth have a signs. the new born baby with stigmatas is another sign,it must be a sign for rependence once again for us thoes who take less meaning of the past 40 days or during lenthen season.
    let us pray that our blessed and loving father may helps us to understands n know what this miraculoes baby to our lifes, we ask this throuh christ who live with the father and the holy spirit, one god forever and ever. amen

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