10th of May
Mak is another long time blogger friend. One of the most supportive and thoughtful one I should say. Though we haven’t met personally we regularly have interactions through comments and to our social media accounts. I am blessed to know Mak through the blogosphere and thankful that he is still around.
Now if you are wondering who is the pretty girl on the photo with Mak. Well she is the lucky girl whom Mak got engaged with last December! Congratulations to both of you!
I would also like to invite you to visit Mak’s other home - Mav's Healthy Tips. But before you do that come travel with me to the beautiful city of Surigao through Mak’s guest post.
“It is my desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter.”
Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My mercy”, 699
Excerpts: Diary of St. Faustina.
The feature Diocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy is located 8 kilometers away from the city proper with 1.6 hectares in Brgy. Orok, Surigao City. Circling the Divine Mercy Shrine is the prayer cottage, grotto, orphanage building, Jesus king of mercy chapel, home for the aged, piazza, station of the cross, rosary beads and the newly blessed 30 ft Divine Mercy Statue.
The shrine is just so fitting for religious activities, especially during holy week. Just beneath the chapel is a function hall where recollection and seminars are being held.
Last 2013 Holy week, I had the chance to carry the cross when our chorale group did the Station of the Cross. The cross was not that heavy compared to the Cross that Jesus carried during his passion, but it was a very nice and fruitful experience for me and for the whole chorale group.
The construction of The Jesus King of Mercy Chapel started last June 22, 2011, and was blessed on the feast day of the Divine Mercy last April 15, 2013 by the Bishop of Surigao. It was witnessed by more than 2,000 devotees.
Today we expect 3,000 devotees to celebrate the Feast of the Divine Mercy from different parish of the diocese and also pilgrims from other places.
Same as last year’s celebration, there will be a motorcade from San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral going to Brgy. Orok and The Image of The Divine Mercy will be displayed.
There will be a con-celebrated Mass at 3:00PM (3 O'clock) at the future Diocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Brgy. Orok, Surigao City. And then a fellowship dinner (Barrio Fiesta Style) will be served to all those who will come to the celebration.
Ad Dei Omniam Gloriam!!! To GOD be all the glory!!!