Reverend Father Joseph Joey A. Faller (born 19 June 1964) is a Filipino priest known for his “healing gift”.
Faller was born in Lucban, Quezon to Francisco Faller, a doctor and Adelaida Faller, a nurse. From 1976 to 1980, he attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Seminary in Sariaya, Quezon; from 1980 to 1984, he graduated cum laude at St. Francis De Sales in Lipa City and summa cum laude in Revalida; and from 1984 to 1988 he took further studies at the St. Alphonsus Regional Seminary in Lucena City, also finishing cum laude in the comprehensive exam.
Faller was ordained at St. Ferdinand Cathedral in Lucena City on 19 September 1989. From 1989 to 1996, he was a professor and a spiritual director at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Seminary; from 1996 to 1998, he was assistant parish priest at the St. Ferdinand Cathedral; and from 1998 to 2001, he was the chaplain at the Holy Rosary School.
Faller's faith was tested by a series of deaths: his sister Stella in 1986, his father Francisco in 1988, and his mother Adelaida in 1989, three months after he entered the priesthood. On January 1993, he took over Fr. Barham's duties at Mt. Carmel Monastery Church in Lipa City, Batangas. On 19 January 1993, a paralyzed woman in a wheel-chair was said to walk after being prayed over by Faller. Fr. Barham, an internationally renowned healer, said that “It is truly God's gift to [Faller].” In June 2002, Faller decided to devote his full time and attention to the healing ministry.
From 1992 to 2003 he was the spiritual director of Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Lucena. In 1998, he founded Kamay ni Hesus Ministry Foundation Inc.; and since 2001 he has been the chairman of the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement in the Philippines.
On 6 February 1993, he visited the Carmel Monastery in Lipa City, found out about the Nationwide Marian Pilgrimage being held there. He learned that there was no one to preside over the mass and “felt that the circumstances were far more than just coincidental.”
Accounts claimed that “during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Faller began to experience [certain phenomena]. The whole place seemed to [fill up] with the scent of roses. They also experienced the "gift of tongues," while celebrating the mass.”
Faller claimed that during the mass, he had a vision of a woman in a red blouse, who was a cancer patient from Manila. Right before he ended the mass, he asked if there was a woman among the mass goers who was diagnosed with cancer. To his amazement, a woman wearing a red blouse suddenly stood up, and declared that she came from Manila, and was suffering from cancer of the bone. She was instantly healed after Fr. Joey heard her confession, and prayed over her. <ref>Template:Http://joeyfaller.org Joey Faller</ref>
After this miraculous event, a lot of people approached Faller. A man, with severe osteoarthritis was able to walk again, after Fr. Joey's healing. The sisters of the monastery advised that he leave the monastery due to the commotion caused by the incident.
In March 1993, during Faller's first trip to Jerusalem, “two doves came down to him out of nowhere” as he was praying. On his second visit to Jerusalem and Europe, he was able to heal two women.<ref>Template:Http://joeyfaller.org Joey Faller</ref>
In August 1993, Faller's cousin, Caroline Ayala, from the United States asked to be prayed over. She had been suffering from psoriasis and was scheduled for an operation. When she went back to the U.S., the doctor said that she no longer needed the operation. After some months, the parents of his cousin gave him free tickets to the U.S. and he conducted healing masses there.
In 8 April 1994, Faller nearly died from a vehicular accident in Sto. Tomas, Batangas and his small finger, and ring finger of his right hand became permanently curled down. Faller claimed that his right hand resembled the hands of the Little Jesus ("El Senor Sto. Nino") and of the hands of the risen Christ.
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