Simala: A Pilgrim’s Paradise

The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist is a church in Sibonga for the Marian devotees. The church is very popular among believers not only because it is considered the home of the image of the miraculous Virgin but also because the place is truly amazing and stunning. The Monastery is the place where the ‘Mga Monghe ni Maria'[Monks of Mary] live.

Below are the photos of the church and the surrounding areas. Check them out!

A statue of Mama Mary can be seen facing the mountains surrounding Lindogon.

Here’s a beautiful view of the ocean below.

The church is nestled on top of a hill and is surrounded by trees and tall plants.

The architecture of the church is gorgeous.

The main gate looks very nice too. Love the combination of white and yellow.

Archangels welcoming devotees to the church.

This statue of an angel and a carabao is so cute.

This giant statue of Mama Mary is one of the most photographed statues in the area.

People lining up to get a photo with the statue.

Take note of the dress code inside the monastery.

Welcome to the monastery

The church facade looks mighty fine.

Devotees in line to kiss and pay homage to the image on the second floor.


Despite ongoing construction work, the church was jampacked.

 The interior. The church is still undergoing some finishing touches.

The image of Mama Mary

The main altar

Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth

View from the church. Click on photo to see bigger copy.

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