PHILIPPINES: “Spiritual Marines”, priests, arrive to help the living and the dead

From the Canadian Catholic Register:

‘Spiritual Marines’ head to Tacloban to bless bodies after typhoon

MANILA, Philippines – After days of watching televised scenes of dead bodies scattered around Tacloban, Order of Augustinian Recollect members organized a group of priests and a brother to bless bodies of people who died while fleeing the flood brought on by Typhoon Haiyan.
“‘Spiritual Marines’ will be in Tacloban (Nov. 14) to bless the dead, comfort the sorrowing and bring hope to people affected” by Haiyan, Recollect Brother Tagoy Jakosalem told Catholic News Service Nov. 13. He spoke by phone from Cebu where he and five priests were awaiting a ferry that would take them to western Leyte Island.


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  1. Priam1184 says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to the priests and brothers of the Order of Augustinian Recollect. And thank you to the Canadian Catholic Register for reporting on it. We can get so concerned (and this concern is a good thing) about the living who need our aid that we can forget the welfare of the many thousands who died. This kind of work, or at least any media coverage of it, seems to get wholly ignored in our day and time, though I imagine there are more Fathers doing this sort of thing than I know of. Truly God’s work.

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  3. wanda says:

    May God bless and protect them. I can’t begin to imagine what they are walking in to. Truly they are bringing Christ into the midst of the all the chaos. Thank you, Fathers and Brothers.

  4. MyBrokenFiat says:

    God bless them. <3 They are true servants of God. <3

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