Friday, March 27, 2009

A Visit to the Shrine of Guadalupe

Located at Tablon which is 20 minutes away from Cagayan de Oro City, one could ride a puj then just tell the driver that you’re heading to the Shrine of Guadalupe. From Tablon highway, another ride on a motorized trisikad should be taken to get you to the starting point. The one hour trail consists of walking on land and crossing the river 9 times which water level may rise up above the knee or even up to the hip line and water current may vary depending on the area. So the hikers should be very careful in crossing.

The Stations of the Cross are placed at strategic areas where you can light a candle on the stones and say your prayer till you get to the 14th station which is at the mountaintop. A chapel was also built there for a Holy Eucharist every 7th of the month. But it is open everyday where the public can always say their prayers.

Few distances from the chapel are picnic tables and benches which can be used without charge so the whole family and friends can rest while sharing some food.

The place is really perfect for devotees who want to experience Him through the Mary of Guadalupe in the serenity of the mountains. At the same time, it’s a perfect nature trekking for everybody.