National Shrine of the Divine Mercy (Philippines)
The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy (Filipino: Pambansáng Dambana ng Dakilang Awa ng Diyos) is a church dedicated to the Divine Mercy in Marilao, Bulacan, the Philippines. It was elevated to the status of National Shrine by Archbishop Orlando Quevedo of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The first Mass was held at the site on February 2, 1992, the Feast of the Presentation.
|Divine Mercy Shrine|
|National Shrine of the Divine Mercy |
(Pambansáng Dambana ng Dakilang Awa ng Diyos)
Main Altar enshrining a copy of the 1982 rendition of the Divine Mercy by Robert Skemp
|Location||Brgy. Sta.Rosa 1, Marilao, Bulacan|
|Status||Parish church and National Shrine|
|Founder(s)||Rev. Fr. Vicente Robles|
|Architectural type||Church building|
|Materials||Sand, gravel, cement, mortar and steel|
|Archbishop||Luis Antonio Tagle|
|Bishop(s)||Dennis Cabanada Villarojo|
|Priest(s)||Rev. Fr. Prospero Tenorio|
At the back of the church is a model of Calvary with life-sized statues of the Stations of the Cross. The Guadalupe Chapel at the church basement where the picture of Our Lady is enthroned with its flowing water that many pilgrims consider healing. The Rosary Hill, Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes where people can pray for good health, the Grotto of the Resurrection for long as they hear the water gush from the falls. The Shrine offers the Little Poland Museum that feature depictions of the house and basement where Pope John Paul II lived, the Chapel where Faustina Kowalska had a vision of the Divine Mercy and the prison cell of Maximillian Kolbe where he was martyred.
- Balabao, Dino (4 April 2012). "Visita Iglesia not about sightseeing, Church official tells pilgrims". Philstar.com. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
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