This priest brought good vibes to netizens after making this revelation during a couple’s wedding wherein the bride is his ex-girlfriend.
In a vlog he shared on his YouTube channel, Fr. Roniel El Haciendero documented his ex-girlfriend Korina’s wedding day, where he admitted to being nervous while delivering the homily.
“Ako ho’y kinakabahan, ang dami ko na hong naikasal. Ito ho ang pinaka ako’y nanginginig, tingnan niyo ako’y pawis na pawis na.
“So, para madali na ito at ika’y makasal na, dahil hinihintay niyo talaga ang araw na ito. Si Korina ho ay aking ex,” revealed Father Roniel, receiving laughter from the wedding guests.
He added, “Gayunpaman, the past is past.’ Yun ho’y matagal na. Ngayon naman, may kanya-kanya na kaming buhay. Ako’y pari na, at ngayong araw na ito, si Korina ikakasal na.”
According to Fr. Roniel, it was Korina who suggested making her wedding a content on his YouTube channel.
While Fr. Roniel expressed his well wishes to Korina and her groom, the priest even managed to throw in some banter during the wedding ceremony.
“Si Johnsen ay kasabwat ko eh, bestfriend ko ho ‘yung magkakasal kay Korina. Kaya hindi nadating si Johnsen ay parang ayaw ituloy,” Fr. Roniel said in jest, referring to the priest who was supposed to officiate Korina’s wedding.
“‘Wag kang mag-alala hindi naman ako sisigaw ng ‘itigil ang kasal.’ Walang ganon. Sa pelikula lang ‘yun nangyayari,” he added.
Prior to the wedding ceremony, Korina told Fr. Roniel how she felt that her groom Manuel was destined for her and the things that made her want to spend the rest of her life with him.
“Marami…napakabait noon sa akin. Parang kahit anong ang mga mangyari eh si Manny at si Manny pa rin.”
At the end of the vlog, Father Roniel expressed how happy he is for Korina, their friendship, and the life they had even after going separate ways.
“Iba-iba tayo ng bokasyon. Mayroong pagtawag para sa pagpapari, ‘yung iba’y tinatawag para sa pag-aasawa. Kanya-kaya ‘yan ng pagtawag mula sa Panginoon. Ako’y masaya bilang pari, at alam kong si Korina ay masaya sa kanyang tatahaking buhay may-asawa.
“Wala itong bitter feelings, lahat ay masaya. Kami ay magkaibigan at pwede pa rin namang magdamayan kahit may kanya-kanya ng buhay.”