Soon to rise in Montemaria, Batangas City, Philippines is a sacred place of worship and retreat that will offer the tired and weary soul a solemn haven for spiritual invigoration and Divine Reflection.
On this vast 15-hectare property, MONTEMARIA is an ambitious project of Mary Mother of the Poor Foundation (MMPF), an apostolic initiative of Father Fernando Suarez, the world-renowned popular Filipino priest-healer who is on an international healing mission worldwide.
Mary Mother of the Poor Foundation (MMPF) is an apostolic endeavor with the aim to seek holiness in evangelizing and working with the poor through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
As the centerpiece of the proposed tourism and pilgrimage site, will rise a majestic statue of Mary, Mother of the Poor as tall as the Statue of Liberty that overlooks the horizon, like a beacon of light, a proclamation of faith, a steadfast companion and guide for the earthly traveler as he journeys his way to God.
Where the Mother is, there also is the Son. Near the majestic statue of Mary will also rise the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus whose Heart is the overflowing Vessel of security and refuge for those who seek God's Love and Divine Mercy.
These two monuments are to be the newest and most important landmarks of God's great Love and Mercy that pay tribute to His Son Jesus and the Mother of Divine Mercy, Mary, the Mother of the Poor.