Visiting Kamay Ni Hesus Shrine in Lucban, Quezon

The Ascending Christ
It was a long weekend then but I didn't plan for a weekend getaway longer than a day's trip; my travel buddy can't get away beyond a day and I don't have enough courage yet to go solo so I settled on another road trip, this time in Lucban, Quezon to visit Kamay ni Hesus Shrine.

Kamay ni Hesus Shrine is a healing center built under the initiative of Father Joseph "Joey" Ayala Faller, a gifted and well-known healing priest. A healing mass was conducted at the Kamay ni Hesus Chapel every Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:30AM.

This Shrine may be known for the healing masses but it has also become a popular tourist and field trip destination nowadays. Even on a Sunday, a long weekend at that, several groups of students were having their field trip there, also lots of families and groups of people were there to visit the shrine; saw some of my office friends too, small world eh...hehe!

One of the highlights of the visit to this grotto is the climbing of the several hundreds steps up to the top of the hill where a 50-foot statue of the Ascending Christ was erected. I tried to count the number of steps going up and got 301, but I counted the steps not from a single side alone but by following the Way of the Cross so I'm not sure how many steps there really are. We asked one of the caretakers there who told  us that there are actually 321 steps on the right side and 301 steps on the left, the difference due to smaller steps on the right side; hence, the more steps on it. But I actually read varied counts online so I'm confused, I guess you just have to be there and count it yourself. ;P

Grotto entrance
Noah's Arc (far back)/park, serves as playground for children
colorful fishes at the wishing pond
The Last Supper, start of the Way of the Cross/uphill climb

This road trip isn't my first time in Kamay ni Hesus. A few years back, on a Good Friday, I went here together with my family. It's too crowded then; lots of tourists/pilgrims were doing their Way of the Cross/Visita Iglesia. And it's too hot, I almost fainted (some others fainted actually) on our way up to the statue of the Ascending Christ. But I still made it, thank God.

The Women of Jerusalem
The Crowning of Thorns
view from the hill where the Ascending Christ is
The Chapel, where the healing mass is conducted
The Chapel - Altar

Opposite the hill of the Ascending Christ is a smaller hill where the statue of Mama Mary looking up to his son was also erected. If on the hill going to the Ascending Christ are the images/statues depicting the Way of the Cross, the hill where Mama Mary is are different images from the scenes in the mysteries of the Holy Rosary.

Finding of Jesus in the Temple
The Assumption
Mama Mary, looking up at the Ascending Christ

~ oo00oo ~

Mass Schedule:

Regular Mass:
Weekdays - 9:00AM
Saturdays - 5:00PM (anticipated mass)
Sundays - 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 4:00PM

Healing Mass:
Wednesdays & Saturdays - 9:30AM

How to get to Kamay ni Hesus:

Via Public Transport: From Cubao/Buendia-Taft/Pasay-EDSA, take a bus bound for Lucena. At the Lucena Central Terminal, take a jeepney bound for Lucban then ask the driver to drop you off at the Shrine.

Kamay ni Hesus Shrine
Brgy.  Tinamnan, Lucban, Quezon

68 Comment/s:

  1. When I was there in Manila doing my OJT, we planned to visit this place. It was perhaps not as well-developed as it is today... Unfortunately, it did not push through...

    Would love to have the chance to visit this shrine and also the rest of Lucban... :)

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    1. Hi Mark, thanks for dropping by. Sched your visit here during the Pahiyas Festival season, you'll appreciate Lucban more. Haven't been to pahiyas too, hopefully next year. Thanks again... ;)

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  2. Nung nagpunta kami dyan a few steps lang ang naakyat ko kasi hinihingal ako. lol! Pinabayaan ko na lang umakyat mga pinsan ko.

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    1. haha...hiningal din ako pero kinaya naman makarating sa taas, maganda sa taas, sayang at di ka na nakaakyat.

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  3. nag-field trip jan brother ko last week..tapos sa Batis Aramin sila nag-stay..gusto ko makapunta jan sa Kamay ni Jesus :)

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    1. gora na gurl tas mag-swimming na rin kayo sa Batis Aramin, katapat lang sya ng Kamay ni Hesus eh. :)

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  4. This is av very nice place to visit. Thanks for sharing. Loved it.
    Thanks for always dropping by to my site too. Really appreaciated!

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  5. napaka-picturesque ng location... no wonder naging tourist attraction na rin ang lugar.

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    1. sinabi mo gurl, lalo kapag nasa taas ka, ganda ng view, fresh pa ng hangin, sarap lang magpalipas ng oras. ;)

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  6. Gusto ko din ma-visit ang Kamay ni Hesus at mag-tour sa Lucban! Kung andun ako, malamang hindi ko rin mabilang yun steps, mabilis lumipad utak ko e, hehe..

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    1. pinagtyagaan ko talagang bilangin sya gurl, yun nga lang paikot yun way na ginamit ko, di sa isang side lang. gora na din ng lucban gurl, sabay na kayo ni Arline para masaya. ;)

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  7. Nakapunta n ako dun kaso hindi ako nakaakyat andami kasing tao at parang nahihilo ako sa sobrang init kaya pinagkasya n lang naming kumain ng matamis na mangga haha!

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    1. sayang, pampapawis din yun, dapat inakyat mo...hehe! salamat sa dalaw at sa pag-iwan ng bakas. ;)

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  8. 321 steps plng sis, nakaka heal na ng sakit promise kc exercise yan at cardio pa:)

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  9. Wow..would like to go here with my family kaso mejo malayo layong biyahe. Sarap yun hindi nagmamadali para makapagroad trip, stop-over sa lahat nearby places going here. hay kelan kaya yun, hehe.

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    1. Hi! Sched mo sya ng May gurl, para sabay na ng pahiyas. anyway, thanks for visiting here, will check and follow your site later. :)

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  11. May nag-invite sa akin diyan nung last summer. Dadaan sana diyan after ng Pahiyas. Sayang at hindi natuloy :( Di bale, alam ko namang hihintayin ako lagi ng Kamay ni Hesus ;)

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    1. Korek ms N, naghihintay talaga Sya lagi sa 'tin. Sabi ko na nga ba nasa pahiyas ka eh, parang nabasa ko kase sa isang article na andun si Guyito last summer. ;)

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  12. This is almost the same to our Divine Mercy Shrine here in North mindanao <3

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    1. Divine Mercy is in CDO right? Wish ko rin makapunta dun eh... :)

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  13. ang ganda ng place at ng church anoh

    just me,
    www.phioxee.com

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  14. muntik kami na punta jan kc punta kmi ng Mt. Humarap yan ang alam nila hehehe muntik na kmi naligaw Paete Laguna punta nmin kasu sabi nila sakay kmi pa lucban hehehe :)

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  15. hi :)) gusto ko sana mag visit dto kso hindi ko alam kung panu mag commute papunta dto eh ??
    can i have instruction on how to go here . thank's a lot ! godbless

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    1. Paki-check na lang sa post, nakasulat na po dyan kung pano.

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  16. hi:)) i was planning to visit here kso hindi ko alam papunta dto??

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  17. ok lang bang pumunta ng holly week dito and marami bang place na pwedeng tuluyan yung cheapest room rate, thanks!

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  18. maganda pobang pumunta ng holly week dito, marami po bang pwedeng tuluyan dito yung cheapest lang ang room rate?! thanks

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    1. Dami pumupunta dito ng Holy Week, na-try ko sya ng Good Friday a few years back, mahilo-hilo ko sa dami ng tao, pila pa-akyat. About sa tutuluyan, may resort na malapit dyan (batis aramin, if am not mistaken) sa Kamay ni Hesus pero di ako familiar sa rate, paki-google na lang, day tour lang kase kami. :)

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  19. please pahingi po contact no. ng opisina nyo..mgpapa skedyul po kami ng mass visita iglesia...

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    1. Hi San Isidro Labrador! thanks po sa visit at comment pero di po ako nago-organize ng tour, isa lang din po akong galang tulad nyo. but if I may suggest, di nyo naman kelangan ng tour, mas cheaper kung pupunta kayo dun via public transport. sakay lang kayo ng bus to Lucena then from there, jeepney naman to Lucban, dadaan na po yun sa Kamay ni Hesus Shrine. :)

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  20. Hi, may i know if how many hours maybe render going to Kamay ni Hesus from buendia terminal? thanks.

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    1. Hi Anonymous! We were on a road trip then, with side trip to Lipa City, so I can't say for sure how long was the travel time. But I think it would take you 4 hours more or less to get there, considering the traffic, transfer and all. Agahan nyo na lang para less traffic, ingats! :)

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  21. hello... phelp nman po.. pano pumunta jan kapag dto ngmula s dasmariñas, cavite? thanks..

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  22. hello po.. phelp nman po.. pano po pumunta s kamay ni hesus if dto magmumula s dasmariñas, cavite.. thanks...

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  23. hello... phelp nman po.. pano pumunta jan kapag dto ngmula s dasmariñas, cavite? thanks..

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    1. Hi Bheztl203! Di ako pamilyar sa cavite eh pero kung may makita ka dyan sakayan puntang lucena, sakay ka dun. Kung wala, I guess the best way for you is to go to buendia at sumakay dun ng bus papuntang lucena. From lucena, sakay ka ng jeep puntang lucban. Check the instruction above. Thanks for visiting here.

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  24. ilang oras travel to shrine ?

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    1. private transpo po kami pero siguro mga 3-4 hours kung by commute.

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  25. May healing mass ba po pag black sat-

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  26. hi : ] meron bang mga restaurant or fast food near sa kamay ni hesus ?

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    1. The nearest restaurant I think is the Kamayan sa Palaisdaan in Tayabas (got a post about it, kindly check it out), mga 10 mins away siguro, kung may sarili kang sasakyan; ala akong napansin na fastfood pero along the highway, across the shrine, me mga tindahan, I think may mabibili ka naman food dun. :)

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  27. Anong oras nagbubukas ang pa akyat sa bundok? Araw araw ba yon?

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    1. Di po ako sure sa oras pero siguro, kung bukas na yun chapel, pwede na rin umakyat kagad.

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  28. I saw a picture about this shrine on Facebook - and asked, where this is. First I got the answer, it's on a island of Indonesia near Australia... but then I learned the real name and could found it: Thank you for this very nice pictures and informations! Greetings from Germany from a Benedictine monastery.

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    1. Hi Framichele, thanks for appreciating this post and for taking time to comment, I appreciate it.

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  29. Thank you for the very nice pictures and informations! I saw a picture of this shrine on Facebook and asked, where this place is: first I received the answer, on a little island from Indonesia near Australia - but then I learned the name, so that I could find this blog... Greetings from the oldest monastery of Bavaria +

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  30. What time ang mass bukas april 4 at sa april 5? at what time open ng shrine? tnx

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  31. anung oras po mga mass every saturday and sunday?

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  32. Advisable po bang pumasyal sa Kamay ni Jesus between 2nd week of Sept to 1st week of October? Ilang oras po ba ang biyahe (private van)kung galing Ortigas Ave.?

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  33. Advisable po ba pumasyal sa Kamay Ni Jesus between 2nd week of Sept to 1st week of October? Ilang oras po ba biyahe (private van) from Ortigas Ave.? Thanks!

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    1. hi parobagirl! around 3-4 hours ang travel time, depende sa traffic. last week of september kami nagpunta, ok naman, rainy season nga lang kaya magdala na lang kayo ng payong or jacket or anything na panangga sa ulan. :)

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  34. I've been there & I love that place. My visit there was so memorable. I wish I could go back there.

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  35. IVE BEEN THERE & I LOVE THAT PLACE. MY VISIT THERE WAS SO MEMORABLE. I WISH I COULD GO BACK THERE AGAIN

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  36. pwede mag pick nick sa Noah's Arc (far back)/park

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  37. Bawal po bang pumasok ng naka short pants?

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    1. hmmm...parang di naman bawal pero para safe at bilang respeto na rin dahil religious site sya, wag naman short shorts, lalo na kung babae.

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  38. Hi guys!!Pupunta kami ng barkada ko this coming April 17&18 how much kaya magagastos namn?mag bubus lng kami 1st time kaya sobrang excited na ako..

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  39. kulang po ang one day kung pupunta po kmi at maglilibot dyn ano po place ang malapit na pwede kmi mag stay ng 3 days yung malapit po sa kamay ni jesus budget hotel name some thanks

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  40. hi im vivian if im in alabang terminal goingto kamay ni jesus ..where should i ride..thanks have a great day

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  41. hi po, pwede po ba magsama ng pet sa loob? tnx,

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  42. hi po, pwede po ba magdala ng pet sa loob?

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  43. Hi ask ko lang kung pwede makahingi ng directions papuntang kamay ni hesus. Pupunta kami doon using our own vehicle. Thank you. :)

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  44. Hi Anonymous! late na siguro 'tong reply ko and am not too familiar with the route too, we relied on my CP's map application actually. pero ang ginamit namin na route is from Lipa going to Rosario, (Laiya) San Juan tas derecho lang 'til you get to the first town of Quezon (Tayabas, I think) tas may signage, going right to Lucena, left to Tayabas proper, take the left turn tas derecho lang 'til you get to KnH. that's how I remembered the route, not too sure 'coz it's been more than a year. hehe..

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