Saturday, June 30, 2012

Kamay ni Hesus (Lucban, Quezon)


Schedule of Masses:

Wednesday and Saturday:
 9:30 a.m., Healing Mass

Sunday Mass:
7:30 a.m;    9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m;  11:30 a.m.
 4:00 p.m.

Anticipated Sunday Mass:
Every Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Telephone Numbers:    
(042) - 5402878; (042) - 5402206              

Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon is a popular place to find healing. It is one nice trip to gather inner peace and re-establish our connection with God. The climb up the mountain to reach the gigantic statue of Christ is not only a wonderful experience but seems to be a journey to reach heaven itself.  

It is a difficult and sweat-inducing climb to reach the gigantic statue of Christ. Along the way, there are religious images and sculptures. Anyone who would like to walk up the stairs must be prepared. I was sweating profusely when I walked up. The climb would be very difficult for our senior citizens. The younger ones should be ready to support the elders as they attempt to reach the very huge statue.

Upon reaching the top and being able to touch even just the base of the statue is an achievement in itself. Just the thought of being able to say your prayers on top of this mountain while touching the gigantic statue of Christ is already a miracle. I know that prayers and wishes are always granted here in ways that God thinks is best for us.

The view from the gigantic statue shows a clear and panoramic Lucban, Quezon. The mystical Mt. Banahaw seems to further bless the faithful as one looks at it with awe.  It is a great feeling to reach the top of Kamay ni Hesus. It is literally being within the reach of the hands of God.

We got here via the SLEX through the Calamba Exit. After passing several towns of Laguna there are always friendly bystanders who are more than glad to show the way to this place. There are also signs showing the way to Kamay ni Hesus.

The giant statue of Christ is visible from the highway after passing the Lucban Town Proper.  The statue greets the faithful and guests as if inviting everyone especially the weary to take refuge.

As I enter Kamay ni Hesus, I immediately felt that kind of feeling of being near our Creator. The sacredness of the place cannot be denied. Everything seems to be sacred and inspiring. By just being able to gather your strength and stamina to make the very challenging climb is already a testament of will to reach what seems to be unreachable.

This is one trip, however, that I would never forget. I really can’t believe the call I got from my brother in the US. While we were on the way back home from Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon my cellphone rang and I got that tragic news. My father who migrated in the US in ’97 has joined our Creator. I was not expecting this very devastating news. My father took a quick a vacation last January and he promised to be back by September. I really can’t believe his passing. It was so sudden. I really cannot describe the feeling I got.

It took a while before everything sunk into me. I felt that everything went blank. I really can’t help crying but I really need to control my emotions. My sister was also in the car and I just cannot break this very sad news to her. I gathered myself. It is still a long drive home…

We went to the place to find healing, but going back home I prayed for understanding to accept His Divine Will.

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