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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 […]

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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 […]

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Lovely Sibonga

Next on the list is Sibonga – another southern heritage town just thirty minutes from the City of Carcar. ——————————– Sibonga town church – one of the loveliest town churches in Cebu

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Brand New Simala

Over the weekend, I had the chance to visit the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist aka Simala Church in Baranggay Lindogon, Sibonga, Cebu. If you guys can still remember, a huge controversy rocked this church a few months back due to an incident made public by an ex-employee. Despite the controversy, the monastery is still considered one of the […]

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Clean And Green Sibonga

  Like the Carmen plaza, the town plaza of Sibonga is really nice. It’s perfect for afternoon walks and long after-supper chit-chats. And the park is just a couple of meters away from the really nice town church. And right beside that, is a line of centuries-old houses. And yeah, I would have to add that the entire […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Amazing Sibonga Fiesta

My aunt was invited by her boss to a barrio fiesta in the town of Sibonga in the South. My aunt, in turn, invited us to come too. And we found out (later in Sibonga) that my aunt’s boss is actually NOT from Sibonga. In short, he, too, was also JUST invited. Yaks! Kaulaw! Hahaha! […]

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