Ilsa Reyes, Catholic media personality, passes away

Ilsa Reyes, Catholic media personality, passes away

By CBCP News

August 24, 2022

Manila, Philippines

Catholic media personality Ma. Clarissa “Ilsa” Reyes passed away on Wednesday morning, her former fellow radio host Fr. Jerome Marquez confirmed.

Her death was announced by the SVD priest, who worked with Reyes for DZMM Teleradyo for many years until their religious shows stopped airing in August 2020.

“Ms Ilsa Reyes, a committed evangelist, inspirational speaker and book author on healing, passed away this morning August 24. May she rest in God’s embrace,” Fr. Marquez posted on Facebook.

It is not clear what caused her death as of this writing, although there are reports she had health concerns.

Reyes was a lay missionary called to the ministries of inner healing, intercession and media.

An award-winning author, among her books are the “Affirmation and Healing Treasures” and “Inner Child Treasures”, which deals on the psycho-spiritual journey to wholeness.

She also authored “Healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation”, which won as the Best Book in the Ministry Category of the 2012 Cardinal Sin Book Awards, and “Healing through Mary’s Embrace”.

Reyes was also known to give talks, retreats, recollections and formation sessions to lectors of various parishes.

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