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April 7, 2013. It’s the first Sunday after Easter Sunday and it’s Divine Mercy’s feast. Together with my family, we joined the procession which started at three in the morning at the Shrine of Divine Mercy. We got here around 2:40+ and vehicles were no longer allowed to enter, so we left our vehicle outside and started walking in to the Shrine, but there were these kind of vehicles that can bring you to the Shrine, so we have decided to take it because we were afraid that the procession will start in a few minutes. And thank God we’re not yet late. We waited for how many minutes before the procession started. Candles were lighted and we all started singing the prayer.
After the procession, we attended mass. As you can see the photos above, the Divine Mercy Shrine has a really wide area, and it was covered by so many people in that day! Some of them spent the night in the Shrine to make sure that they will not be late in the procession. They brought tents, some foods and I guess flashlights and something to lay on. I knew what were some of the things to bring because we also did the same thing a year ago; spending the night at the Divine Mercy Shrine. When the mass was about to end, there we saw the miracle once again. Yes! There really Is He. If you’re curious what miracle I’m talking about, well I guess you should be here during the feast of Divine Mercy.
After that, we went to Mama Sita’s house. Her house were the place we usually live in whenever we go to CDO. But this time, my parents and aunt doesn’t like anymore because of shyness. Almost every time we go to CDO, we live in Mama Sita’s house. And we know that we are kind of disturbing her already, so they decided to just check in a hotel this year. Oh, and Mama Sita and her husband Papa Mamert are crying every time we leave. Leave as in going back to our place. Waaa mama and papa. Thanks for everything! <3
Then we went back to the hotel and rested for the rest of the day, but not the whole day because they went shopping. Yes, only them lol JK. But to tell you honestly, I’m not the kind of girl who loves shopping. just saying :p Goodnight! ;)