Simala: Beauty Unfolding

One of the first places that I visited as soon as I arrived home was Simala. As a Catholic, the shrine is very dear to me. I come here whenever there are huge decisions to make or when there are things that I feel I couldn’t handle on my own. Simala has become sort of […]

Read More →
Ever-Changing Simala

A couple of weeks ago, after finally receiving my motorbike’s temporary permit, I was finally able to go on a quick out-of-town trip. My destination was the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist in Lindogon Hills in Sibonga. The shrine is most popularly known as Simala. Years ago, the shrine was small and simple. Over the […]

Read More →
Revisiting Simala

  I got the chance to visit the The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist in Simala, Sibonga again today. I noticed a few major changes since the last time I went there. First, the interior of the church is now almost complete. The ceiling now looks really nice and the details in the retablo are now in place. Second, […]

Read More →
Birhen Sa Simala In The City

  The ‘Birhen Sa Simala’ stayed at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral for three days to give chance to the devotees who couldn’t go to Sibonga to pay homage to the miraculous image. Because of the number of people who wished to see Mama Mary, the streets surrounding the Cathedral were closed to traffic. People came in […]

Read More →
Simala: Pilgrims’ 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 […]

Read More →