Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tallest Divine Mercy Shrine in the World

Who would have thought that the tallest divine mercy shrine in the world can be found in the Philippines. And who would have thought that it is located in Northern Mindanao. Surprised? well, its what you call "the reality"!

So, what am I talking about here? Well, I am basically posting about the Tallest Divine Mercy Shrine in the world! You heard it right! the tallest in the world! Well, yeah, the shrine is located at Divine Mercy Hills overlooking Macalajar Bay in the city of El Salvador, 4th class city in the province of Misamis Oriental (wikipedia.org).


The shrine has a 50-foot statue of the Divine Mercy Christ which was completed in the spring of 2008. It serves as a pilgrimage site for the Divine Mercy devotees. As a pilgrimage and sacred site, visitors are not allowed to wear shorts and other revealing clothing. Those who do so will be forced to cover themselves with a blue cloth provided by the shrine administrators.

Well, I can proudly say, "I've been there!". :-)

Check my photos:

(See?! we are obliged to cover ourselves with a blue/red cloth since visitors are not allowed to wear shorts in which at that time, we did wear. lmao)



(See? Its an overlooking scenery in which you can see the Macalajar Bay)



(I'm with my family at this moment)



check the photos below from http://www.churchnewssite.com/portal/?p=15214.


On Sept. 8, more than 20,000 pilgrims journeyed to Divine Mercy Hills on the island of Mindanao for the dedication and blessing of a 50-foot Divine Mercy statue and to celebrate the Blessed Mother’s birthday. The Marians of the Immaculate Conception will have a key role in the building and administration of the proposed interdiocesan Divine Mercy Shrine on this site.

(Night view of the divine mercy shrine)





10 comments:

  1. Some More Nice Piks, Especially The Last One

    Looks Really Posh :D

    Thanks For Sharing Free

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW! I never thought it is located in the Philippines. I've been to this country way back before but I was not thinking of this place. It is more gorgeous than the "Christ the Redeemer Statue" at Rio de Janeiro and much more taller (it is indeed the tallest divine mercy shrine in the world today). It is a real tourist site! Two thumbs up for this article Clement.

    ReplyDelete
  3. AMAZING! You rock me with this article clement.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I noticed that the two girls in the 2nd pic are also wearing cloth. But I noticed that they're already in jeans. Pati po ba jeans hindi rin pwede?

    ReplyDelete
  5. fascinating sight :) you just have to restore more energy and stamina when climbing on the stairs , hehehe , it's a way way way up there. you can see the region itself , it's like your in the top of the world. thanks for sharing these wonderful places, you are an explorer not jus a traveler !
    thumbs up to you brother, GoD BlesS and take care always ... whey...

    ReplyDelete
  6. hi! i am so in to getting there this Good Friday.. if coming from Davao, how do i get there? hope someone can give me directions.. thanks in advance! God bless!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. be proud and say that the WORLD'S TALLEST JESUS' STATUE is standing in the Philippines...!!!!!!!!!
    wow,,,lets thank and praise GOD for this wonderful achievement...
    FILIPINO FAITHFUL ROCKS!!!!!!!!
    GOD BLESS US ALL..:)

    ReplyDelete
  8. ive been here last year.. this place is so beautiful and holy too. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. nice new statue,sumikat ang el salvador jan.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...