Holy Week Getaway — Day 2 (2011_04_19) Part I

DIVINE MERCY SHRINE

Day 2. It was my uncle’s birthday. We were up until 2am in the morning from the previous night. Mom was being annoying about going to the Divine Hills Shrine at El Salvador City, a few minutes drive from Cagayan de Oro City.
We woke up kinda late the next morning and we prepared for the day. We went to the Divine Mercy Shrine.

The place was pretty cool. Me, Dad and Kim wore a skirt because we were wearing shorts. Just like going to church, it was not advisable to wear shorts (and spaghetti straps for girls, sandos for guys, etc).

Before you get to the shrine, you have to go through a few steps up. For those who have weak hearts, try walking slowly. Savor the moment. For those young at hearts, you can run to the top if you want. Either way, what you get to see when you get to the top is the same:

Bigger than the Christ statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Before you could get up to Jesus’ heart, you need to have an orientation. They’ll be telling you why the statue was built there and all other bible stuff related to the end of the world. It was freaky but it actually made me have my faith back.

When going up, cellphones and cameras are not allowed because of terroristic reasons. They don’t want the statue destroyed by bombs and all because they believe bombers are now “hi-tech”. The view from the top was a sight. Especially when the sun is setting. When you get there at the heart, you just pray whatever it is that you wanna pray but since it’s the Divine Mercy, what I did was I asked mercy from Lord Jesus Christ from whatever sins I have done.

After praying, there’s not much to do anymore. You can just take pictures of the horizon or the place.

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KR Jarabelo "Kyle" 22 years old Registered Nurse Medical Student at Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. Frustrated Photographer Frustrated Blogger Sentimental Insensitive Loner Observant Imaginative Creative Overly shy Sometimes, overconfident
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