Kamay ni Hesus

Kamay ni Hesus Healing Center, Lucban

Kamay ni Hesus, Hands of Jesus, is a pilgrimage site located in Lucban, Quezon Province. The shrine is located at the slopes of Mt. Banahaw, which is considered to be a holy place by many locals. Kamay ni Hesus is also known as a Healing Center.

The shrine features the beautiful church with Fr. Joey Faller, a known healing priest. There’s a line of life size statues of saints that align the entrance all the way to the church and along the parking lots to the Angels Hill and Mother Mary’s Hill.

 

The Angels Hill is located in front of the multi-purpose hall. It took awhile for me to find it, because it was small and the gate was hidden, but eventually, you’ll see the angels out of the bushes and towering over the hallway.

Mother Mary’s Hill is located near the entrance. Her statue, almost 5 times as big as the other life size statues can be seen from outside. She faces her son, Jesus, who stands towering above on a higher slope. Mother Mary’s Hill consists of the statues of the Mysteries from Joyful to the Mysteries of Light surrounding her statue and leading all the way up to her.

Mother Mary on Mother Mary's Hill

The Church is beautiful. It’s small, but the altar has a background of the Ascension and Moses and you’ll really appreciate the beauty of the mural. There’s mass on Saturdays and Sundays in which the gate going up to Kamay ni Hesus is closed for climbing. Along the grounds of the Church, the tiles are printed out with messages from those who have visited the healing center. There are names and footprints or handprints. It costs about P2500 to have a tile printed out for you.

Before going up, though, make sure you’re wearing the right clothes. No shorts because it’s not allowed. Lesson learned for us, because when we were going to climb up, my sister was wearing shorts and she was stopped. She had to go back to Batis Aramin to change. Here’s what you should and should not wear:

What to Wear and What Not to Wear

The climb up to Kamay ni Hesus starts at the Garden of Eden. Truly, this is a beautiful place, because when you enter, you’re like in the old times again. There are life size statues everywhere starting with the creation of Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark that was unbelievably beautiful and is also a retreat center with an animal playground, the fall of Adam and Eve and beyond the man-made falls, there was also another hill that lead up to the statues of Abraham and his son, Moses and another statue that I couldn’t quite make out the name.

My parents at the gate of Garden of Eden

The Creation

Noah's Ark and the Animal Playground

The Fall of Adam and Eve

Abraham and Son

Moses

Before you go up, you can light up candles according to your intentions, green for personal intentions, pink for special intentions, blue for departed ones, purple for penance and white for thanksgiving.

Colored Candles

And then, you start the 292 steps up to Kamay ni Hesus. Along the way, you go through numerous life size statues of the 14 Stations of the Cross. The ledge you walk on is small, so be careful as you walk through. As you go up, you’ll also see the beautiful and relaxing view of Quezon.

The Last Supper at Kamay ni Hesus Hill

Agony in the Garden

The Crowning of Thorns

Jesus Falls

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Jesus dies on the Cross

Soldier sticks a staff into Jesus' side

With the cool weather and atmosphere at Lucban, it’s not a very hard hike up. In fact, you’ll still be glad to have worn jogging pants or jeans because of the cool breeze. There are small cottage types of resting places in the middle made out of cement. If you’d like to rest, this is probably the best place and take pictures. The scenery is breathtaking and just going up is a pilgrimage. If you’re religious, you will appreciate the sentiment of what you’re doing.

The View from Kamay ni Hesus

My mother’s knees are weak, but I was proud of her as she went up without complaints.

At the top

When we reached the top, I loved the expressions that were on my father and mother’s faces. They’ve never been to a real shrine and they’re very religious so they truly appreciated the essence of the climb up. We prayed for awhile and then ogled over the amazing view from the top. We were also glad to have someone take our picture as a family with the huge Kamay ni Hesus statue.

Kamay ni Hesus

It was an amazing experience going up. The life size statues, the spirit of everyone who dares to climb, the wonder and beauty of the place. The miracle that Mother Mary faces her son, the wonder of so many people climbing no matter their age. There’s just a very warm, very spiritual atmosphere around the area.

This is one of the best places to go to during Lenten season. If you’re troubled, sick or would like to feel the presence of God, I think this is one of the most amazing religiously related place to go to feel the wonder, love and miracle of God.

You may contact (63)42-5403085; +63917-8536267 for inquiries and more information on mass schedules, prayer request, invitation and healing sessions.

For additional inquiries contact Dorias Gracias at Kamay Ni Hesus Shrine at; 042-540-2206

 

How to get to Kamay ni Hesus?

From Cubao or Buendia termina, take a bus going to Lucena terminal. From there, take a jeep going to Lucban. Get down at the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine

By private car, take SLEX and exit through Calamba Exit. Go through Calambas, Los Banos, Bay, Pila and Majayjay and through the zigzag road that will lead you to Lucban. Go through the town proper. The road is just straight until you get to the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine.

Brenna is the sole owner of The Philippine Travelogue, an online journal of her travel adventures and experiences. Brenna is a freelance writer, online marketing and social media specialist and a blogger with a constant itch for adventure and thrill. For inquiries, suggestions and invitations please send a message.

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21 thoughts on “Kamay ni Hesus Healing Center, Lucban”

    1. hello. I’m planning to go there alone. kaso I’m a bit scared kc never pa ko nakapunta ng quezon province. Is it safe to travel alone and how many hours it would take from manila to Lucban? please txt me at 09997954443. thanks…

      1. yes, it’s definitely safe. :) okay naman jan, malapit lang sya sa laguna. Manila – Lucban is around 4 – 5 hours. Let me know if you need more help in planning your trip. :)

  1. thanks for posting this up! the faculty and staff in my school are planning to go up there as part of our prepping for this coming school year. the pics and info are a great help in knowing what to do, especially with the proper attire! ^_^

        1. Hi Theresa! mass schedules on Sunday is regular – meron in the mornings 6am, 7am – etc, and afternoons at 5pm, 6pm. medyo mahabang list ng mass schedules when we went there pero hindi ko na masyado nakabisado, so if tama naalala ko – kapag sundays, buong araw ata may misa. just to be sure – call Ms. Doris Gracias at 042-540-2206, she can give you exact mass schedule. Thanks for visiting my blog!

          1. yap, unforgetable kasi lahat ng bahay na pihmtesyanan namin daming food and ang sasarap and you can eat even they do not know you , colorful din ang mga nakasabit sa mga windows ng house nila and most of all vey nice and colorful, too ang gawa ng LUCBAN HATs?

        2. I’ve been very lucky t0 experience the Pahiyas Festival of Lucban while i’m styunidg there, every year the creativity of the Lucbanins 0n h0w they dec0rated thier h0uses with kipings, fruits and vegetables always amaze me and h0w can i f0rget the m0uth watering f0ods that always present 0n thier tables especially my fav0rite hardinera at pansit habhab matching with kaning lamig we used t0 eat that after our classes hay th0se were the days i missed the m0st.!!

    1. Hi,
      I’m planning to bring my mom in Kamay ni Hesus on Holy week, can you tell me how to get there? I’m from Cavite, i just want to know, how to get there, how long from cavite to lucban till Kamay ni Hesus, how much it gonna cost to visit Kamay ni Hesus, and can we go there and go back to cavite at the same day?… Thank you, hope you can help me.

    1. i’ve been wanting to exnpeirece the pahiyas festival and also the kamay ni jesus travel hope this year this wish will come true. i thank u for idea on how much will it cost me to exnpeirece these. i love going to different places but my budget is quite tight nowadays but after reading this i think it’s not that heavy in the pocket. thanks a lot.

  2. Hi,
    I’m planning to bring my mom in Kamay ni Hesus on Holy week, can you tell me how to get there? I’m from Cavite, i just want to know, how to get there, how long from cavite to lucban till Kamay ni Hesus, how much it gonna cost to visit Kamay ni Hesus, and can we go there and go back to cavite at the same day?… Thank you, hope you can help me.

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