Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulcher
Diocese of San Pablo
The Diocesan Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulcher is located at Barangay Landayan, City of San Pedro, Laguna. Many faithful make pilgrimage to the shrine to venerate the miraculous image of the Dead Jesus or popularly known as “Lolo Uweng”-“Lolo” in Filipino means grandfather or a title of respect for the elderly; “Uweng” is short for Emmanuel Salvador del Mundo (Emmanuel Savior of the World). According to stories, the image was found along the shore of the Laguna de Bay, where the barangay is located. Many miracles of healing, conversion, and the like were recorded thus the shrine became so famous not only to the people of San Pedro but also to the people of the nearby towns and cities.
Friday is the day of devotion for Lolo Uweng. During this day, approximately 100,000 faithful frequent to the shrine to make petitions and to thank God for answered prayers. Masses are celebrated hourly from 5:00am to 8:00pm. During the Holy Week, the faithful endure walking many kilometers just to arrive at the shrine.
The Most Reverend Buenaventura Famadico, DD, Bishop of San Pablo, designated the Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulcher as a Church for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy because “God’s mercy becomes tangible in the Paschal Mystery of Christ: his Passion, Death and Resurrection”.
Landayan, San Pedro, Philippinen