Here’s to conclude our Manila Pilgrimage tour. After the Santuario Del Santo Cristo Parish in San Juan Manila, we headed to our last destination, the last Jubilee Church of Mercy, the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Mandaluyong City.Unlike the rest of the churches that are included in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy is relatively new. It is established in 1995 and was dedicated as Archdiocesan Shrine just a year after. (June 12, 1996). It serves as the center of devotion to the Divine Mercy in the Archdiocese of Manila.
The first thing you will notice about this church is the very interesting facade. It offers a very simple yet definitely not the usual one. The main church is actually on the upper floor while the ground floor served as their adoration chapel and Columbarium. You’ll find these two angel statues on both sides of the church’s main entrance.
The church’s nave! Interestingly, the church houses a 10 ft high original painting of Jesus the Divine Mercy. It is a reproduction of an Adolf Hyla painting and has been recreated by Polish painter Leslaw Ojack.The main altar.Located on the left side of the church lies a bone relic from Saint Faustina Kowalska who we all know played a pivotal role in spreading the Divine Mercy message.The relic of Santa FaustinaThe stained glass depicting image of Divine Mercy that can be found outside the church.You can also offer votive candles on this small fountain outside the church.
Activities for Pilgrims:
Activities for pilgrims might include praying of the chaplet of the divine mercy (copies will be provided to the pilgrim), proceeding to the reliquary of Santa Faustina and pray for the salvation of sinners, praying for souls at their columbaria and more.
How to Get here
If you are coming from the North or South: You may take a Bus or MRT-3, then alight off at Boni Station. From there, look for Jeepneys bound to Stop and Shop or Gabby’s. Ask the driver to drop you off at Mandaluyong City Hall/Maysilo Circle, there you will find the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy.
Feel free to check the rest of the Jubilee Churches in Mercy here.