Simala Church in Sibonga Cebu Philippines

A lot of people told me about the Miracles happened in the Monastery of the Marian Monks of the Eucharistic Adoration located in Simala, Sibonga. So, I went to the Monastery to reflect and to find myself.

But to be honest, I never really did some reflection when I reach the area. How could someone meditate on a such crowded area?

Please forgive me if this is my first impression about Simala. It’s probably because my expectations was; a place that is reserved for prayer or something like a prayer hall. Well, I did found a medium size building that looks like a prayer hall but nobody seems to went on that area.

What I immediately noticed was a very long line of people from the entrance gate up to the Church.

Simala Church Sibonga

Inside Simala Church

Curious enough, I also fall in-line for almost an hour under the heat of the sun and end up very exhausted when I reach the Holy Sculpture of Mother Mary. At that moment, I then realized that this is all about sacrificing oneself to our Mother Mary. Believe it or not, the minute I prayed in front of HER – I feel very lighten and alleviated.

Heading back outside the church, I passed & read a lot of testimonies to all the people who were healed (including cancer), passed the Board exams, Bar exams, etc. and in conceiving a baby. I can never forget the testimony of the couples who have been married for 15 yrs and was able to conceive after their Pilgrims in Simala. GOD really works in wonder – So don’t ever lose hope.

Remember: It’s when you feel Lost and Abandoned that GOD will carry you. Looking around, I took some pictures of the sanctified area.

Giant Statue of Mama Mary Simala

Simala Mama Mary Statue

Statue of Mama Mary in Simala

Getting Directions to Simala Church Sibonga Cebu, Philippines:

From Cebu City, go to South Bus Terminal (Near Emall) and ride a Ceres Bus going to Sibonga. Don’t worry about when and where you’re going to STOP, just inform the conductor on where you’re heading to.

It’s a 2 hour and a half hour ride from Cebu so you better bring some water and foods with you.

The Safe Haven of Mother Mary is 5 km away from the Highway (Bus drop point) and once more, you need a motorcycle ride going to the Sanctuary. Here we go again… The infamous ” Habal-habal ” – Only in the Philippines

By the way, cottage(free) are available on the site for families or groups who brought with them pack lunches.

Don’t forget to stop by in Carcar City for their famous delicacy “Chicharon” when you head back home.

GOD’s luck and Happy Trip!…