NAVOTAS City, July 23, 2014— Just as other young people his age are setting their sights on the latest smart phone, a young man from Navotas is saving up — peso by peso — for an image of Our Lady, Mediatrix of All Grace.
“It all started with a dream I had of Mama Mary five years back,” 21-year old Jerwin Dimayuga Jose shared, testifying to the many blessings he has received since he placed himself under the Mediatrix’s protection, becoming one of the growing number of her devoted children.
Since then, the B.S. Education student learned everything he could about the Blessed Virgin’s apparitions in Lipa, Batangas to Sister Teresing Castillo and the miracles attributed to her.
His regular visits to the apparition site in Carmel, Lipa convinced him recently to set aside coins to be able to buy the “apple of his eye”, a nearly lifesize statue of the Mediatrix, which costs a whopping P4,000—more than what a student like him can afford.
Jose explained he is going to use the image, which he spotted at a religious store in Tayuman, Santa Cruz, to promote the devotion to Mary Mediatrix of All-Grace by conducting processions in his parish, and visitations to schools in Malabon and Navotas.
According to him, his devotion to the Mediatrix was a major turning point in his life given the many good things that happened to him and to his family through her intercession.
The latest of these involved his sickly father who had serious diabetes and whose foot was already scheduled for amputation.
“I entrusted everything to Our Lady’s care. I prayed the rosary and her novena night and day, imploring her help. Now my father is back to walking like a healthy man,” Jose said. (Raymond A. Sebastián)