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The Divine Mercy Shrine of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

by lapasan on 09/09/11 at 6:59 pm

The Divine Mercy Shrine is a pilgrimage site for devotees of the neighboring places of El Salvador and other parts of Mindanao and the Philippines.

The Divine Mercy Shrine is a pilgrimage site for Divine Mercy and Marian devotees of El Salvador, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao and even the Philippines. The site is just about 15-17 kilometers away from Cagayan de Oro, the premier city and the gateway to Northern Mindanao.

The establishment of the shrine was made through the effort of The Divine Mercy Foundation Mindanao (Phil.) Inc. after its founders were said to have received visions from Jesus telling them to build a Church of His Divine Mercy.  Divine Mercy is the merciful love of God and the devotees shall have that love and mercy flow through their own hearts toward those in need of them.  Believing the visions to be divinely inspired, the founders initiated actions to realize it. The visionaries soon were able to find a land where the church has to be built which is now called the Divine Mercy Hills. Coincidentally, the city where the Divine Mercy Hills are located is in El Salvador. “El Salvador” in Spanish means “the savior or the redeemer”. In places formerly colonized by the Spaniards Jesus Christ was the one being referred to as the “El Salvador” when a place was given that name.

The Divine Mercy Hills which overlook the Macajalar Bay have a total land area of 11.8 hectares that include rest houses and parking lots. For pilgrims there are billeting facilities that are available at very reasonable price. There are also coffee shops, gift shops, store and dining facilities. The Divine Mercy Hills include the Statue of Divine Mercy, the Station of the Cross, seminar and retreat facilities, monastery, the administration building and other structures. The site is an ideal place for prayer and meditation because of its serenity. Devotees, pilgrims and visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately and to observe silence during their stay in the place.

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Sep 9th, 2011

It’s a gigantic shrine full of well-manicured plants, built for the Christian devotees. Thanks for the builder of this shrine. This article is good and informative.

Melody SJAL

Sep 9th, 2011

It’s beautifully landscaped, thanks for sharing.

LCM Linda

Sep 9th, 2011

I think this is the biggest Jesus Christ statue I have seen so far. Hope I can pay a visit to this interesting place in the future.

Eunice Tan

Sep 9th, 2011

Very nice church. The statues are fantastic.


Sep 9th, 2011

Wow,I’ve never seen a giant shrine like this one!


Sep 10th, 2011

nice post


Sep 10th, 2011

excellent! great pictures!

Saurav Banerjee

Sep 11th, 2011

That certainly looks like a place to be in. Thanks a lot for this share.

Martin Kloess

Sep 11th, 2011

escellent article.


Sep 12th, 2011

I have seen many big and ancient churches in many places, This one is one of the great ones as well. A beautiful one Colonel, I liked it.


Sep 12th, 2011

These are beautiful gardens,


Sep 12th, 2011

This is another tourist spot to hang on. Beautiful…

Ruby Hawk

Sep 12th, 2011

An interesting article and the gardens are awesome.


Sep 12th, 2011

I like the photos! Great article.


Sep 13th, 2011

beautiful, I didn’t know there such place in Misamis Oriental, thanks for the info


Sep 15th, 2011

I heard about this place when I was in CDO. Maganda pala.. Thanks for the info.


Nov 16th, 2011

hola yo naci en el salvador y jamas vi este hermoso lugar lleno tanta paz espero algun dia conocerlo y si alguien conoce este lugar me diga donde es.

Concern Christian

Dec 27th, 2011

This is a great sin… in 10 Commandments, Do not make any graven images. In reality God is not happy with this kind of thing. Although it seems that it is a religious, but God doesn’t want it. Please read the Bible ( the ultimate source of truth).

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