Sibonga News

  • Simala Shrine - Monastery Of The Holy Eu

    I visited the Simala Shrine in May 2011, making this post nearly four years delayed and entirely deserving of a procrastination award. I was then in my former hometown, Cebu, for a blogging summit and my mother suggested a quick side trip, reminiscent of days of old when my family and I used to go on spur of the moment trips to wherever we fancied. As with most of our impulse trips, this one was a mad flurry of sensory stimuli, leaving me with a case of mild visual indigestion, slightly uncertain of what I’d ingested.

    The Marian Monks

    The shrine, also referred to as the Monastery of th ...

  • One Day Trip To Simala Church Sibonga

    It was a Sunday morning, and I woke up with cough and cold worse than the day before. Go or not to go? I have planned to go, and wanted to go; it’s been a year since my last visit. With an enormous nudge from someone who woke me up, who gave me a quick rub on the back that surprisingly helped release the phlegm from my lungs.. off we went!

    Leylam Shawarma for Breakfast at Elizabeth Mall

    We started preparing around seven a.m. already. Quite late already. Tsk tsk. We opt to eat breakfast outside. Eight o’clock. Tik tok tik tok. We took a 17B jeepney that got us to Elizabeth Mall (along ...

  • Solo Trip To The Miraculous Shrine Of Si

    Before March ended, I was again able to visit Cebu; this time for a summer bonding with teammates from our Cebu office. I was not supposed to join the fun because the duration spans a special day of my life but I realized it would probably be my last visit to Cebu and I still haven't visited Simala Church, so I decided to go.

    Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, popularly known as Simala Shrine or Simala Church, is a castle-like church located in Marian Hills, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu. Simala Shrine was built in 1998 by the Marian Monks from Pampanga. This church became popular because of the seve ...

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  • A Spectacular And Blessed Castle-Church

    The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, or also known as Simala Shrine, is a sacred, miraculous and solemn castle-church that holds a special place in my heart. Magical, gorgeous and divine, Simala Shrine has in many ways given me enlightenment and inner peace, ultimately leading me to the right path. And as cliché as it may sound, it really is a shrine of miracles and a place for spiritual healing.

    Simala Shrine is a life-changer

    I’m not a saint or an overly religious person, but I make sure to visit this place at least four times a year. The Simala Shrine is where I pray and say thanks ...