Between the towns of Kolambugan and Tubod in Lanao del Norte lies the Dapit Alim Shrine whose name in local terms loosely means “a place, invitation, and nearness to God, creation, and one another.” It was founded by Fr. Dong Galenzoga and the members of the Kahigalaan ni Hesus as a place for prayer, healing, contemplation, meditation, and retreat. Dapit Alim is a fresh and mysterious take of an encounter with the Divine Presence amidst both natural and man-made beauty.

Dapit Alim is seated on a hill overlooking the Panguil Bay and the magnificent Mt. Malindang. A big sculpted hand welcomes the visitor upon arrival at the base of the 243 steps to the shrine. This spiritual getaway is dotted with the works of famous Mindanaoan sculptor Kublai Milan who used the motifs of the stars, cosmos, hands, and nature to demonstrate the message of spiritual reconnection and faith.

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