Climbing Up the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine

Kamay ni Hesus Shrine is one of the latest additions to the many grottos and spiritual places in the Philippines. The shrine was built through the contributions of the many members of the Catholic Church, as coordinated by the Kamay ni Hesus Ministry Foundation. The centerpiece of this shrine is the image of the ressurected Christ located on top of a mountain.
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Kamay ni Hesus Shrine in Lucban, Quezon
The large image of Jesus Christ is atop the mountain.

Many people, some coming from places far away from Lucban, visit the shrine for the healing mass of Father Faller and his fellow priests. Masses are scheduled every Monday, Saturday, and Sunday. Healing mass is scheduled every Monday and Saturday. The masses are being celebrated in the shrine's chapel. The chapel's altar also features Jesus Christ as he ascend to heaven.
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Chapel of Kamay ni Hesus Shrine in Lucban
Altar of the Kamay ni Hesus chapel.

The area has a wide parking space. There are also stores where one could buy candles, snacks, and other religious items.

Images of the Catholic saints are everywhere. One of the images that I saw is my favorite Marian image: Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kamay ni Hesus Shrine

I greeted San Lorenzo Ruiz before I started my climb to the top.
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San Lorenzo Ruiz at Kamay ni Hesus Shrine in Lucban, Quezon

Climbing to the top of the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine is not easy. I counted 285 steps on the left stairway. The climb is the best moment to reflect upon your relationship with God. It is also the best moment to meditate on  life of our Lord because there are images based on the Gospel.

The narration of Gospel starts with the Annunciation located at the base of the mountain.
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The Annunciation in Kamay ni Hesus Shrine at Lucban, Quezon

The Sorrowful Mysteries is also complete. First is "The Agony in the Garden":
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Image of Jesus Christ praying

Then "The Scourging at the Pillar":
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Scourging at the Pillar at Kamay ni Hesus Shrine, Lucban

The third Sorrowful Mystery is "The Crowning with Thorns":
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Image of Jesus Christ being crowned with thorns

The fourth Sorrowful Mystery is the "Carrying of the Cross".
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Image of Jesus Christ carrying the Cross in Kamay ni Hesus Christ

The fifth and last Sorrowful Mystery is the "Crucifixion and Death of Jesus Christ".
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Image of Crucified Christ in Kamay ni Hesus Shrine

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Image of Jesus Christ and the two revolutionaries in Kamay ni Hesus Shrine

The scenes for the other Mysteries are also present but I failed to take photos of all of them. Kamay ni Hesus Shrine will be a perfect place for me when I pray the Holy Rosary. Too bad that this shrine is too far away from my house.

The climb was exhausting. I had to rest many times just to catch my breath. The chapel and other structures of the shrine became "small".
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View of the chapel of Kamay ni Hesus Shrine during my climb

I forgot the exhausting climb when I reached the mountain top because I saw the image of our Lord welcoming me.
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Image of Jesus Christ in Kamay ni Hesus Shrine

I prayed for a while and thanked our God for all the blessings that He gave me. This image is really huge! It is the largest image of Jesus Christ that I had seen so far.
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Image of resurrected Christ at Kamay ni Hesus Shrine

Of course, the top of the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine has the best view of Lucban. My eyes feasted on the wonderful view of the land below. I am so happy to see that most of Lucban is still covered in greenery.
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View of Lucban from the top of Kamay ni Hesus Shrine

When visiting Lucban, I recommend that you to pass by Kamay ni Hesus Shrine. Climb up the mountain while meditating on your relationship with God. Perhaps God will reveal His plans to you inside this shrine.

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This blog post is a part of the series narrating my adventures at Lucban, Quezon. Read my other blog posts about my visit to Batis Aramin resort and downtown Lucban.

Need more info about Kamay ni Hesus Shrine and the healing masses? Visit the website of Father Faller for info.

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Have you visited Kamay ni Hesus Shrine? Please tell us your experiences by leaving a comment on the comment box below.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! What a lovely place. We have one big statue like the one on top of the hill here...except that it's not on a hill...and stands beside the huge cathedral...so it is not all that visible.

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