First off I’d like to send my greetings of Happy Valentines to you! So how did you spent the day? Was it a remarkable one? On valentines day we visited the place of El Salvador Municipality Misamis Oriental, particularly the Divine Mercy Shrine. It is Sunday so a mass was held at the chapel. Luckily we have attended the said mass. The mass is treated with great respect and solemnity. Ladies are required to wear long skirts as it is a holy and sacred place, so ladies take note, when going there use the appropriate skirt specially when they are holding a mass (Sunday). It’s my first time to visit the place and I don’t have the knowledge yet about this policy. I’m sorry about this ignorance. Good thing they lend long skirts to visitors wearing pants like me. So I end up looking like this. So how do I look with this one?
Okay this is not the highlight of the Shrine but this 50 feet statue.
Bryan and I are amazed and awed upon seeing the structure. It’s a huge and beautifully crafted one. If you are devoted to the Divine Mercy, you should watch it in real life. You can only climb the stairs and reach the heart of the Divine Mercy when you have the permission (given by the priest and staff of the shrine). Inside the heart of the Divine Mercy is a hidden niche of a life size statue of St. Faustina. The cross section of Ray is made up of stained glasses.
Some Facts about the Divine Mercy Shrine:
Lot Area:9.8 hectares
Purchased Price: P8,500,000.00 including taxes
Master Planner of architects: Palafox Associates, Makati Metro Manila
Sculptor: Nick Reyes, UP Fine Arts
They also have a flowing holy water. So when you go there bring with you an empty container so you can fill it with this water.
Following are the pics I took while we are climbing the stairs. I took it to show or reveal how the statue looks like as you get nearer to it.
Looking like a real tourist….and the face looked so tired too. hehe
Seeing the wide ground with flowers surrounding it creates a good feeling. Across the hill where the Divine Mercy stood is the endless sea. It’s a breathless view and the air is so refreshing.
And let me remind you to bring an umbrella, the heat can spoil your visit.
Or if not, enjoy a cute shade of a plant.
It was a great day and we’re happy with our date. Enjoy your visit too.