Holy Week Destination : Simala Shrine in Sibonga, South of Cebu

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Holy Week is one of the important Christian traditions here in our country. In this sacred week, Christians all over the Globe commemorate the Passion of Christ, who died on Good Friday in reparation for the sins of mankind, and rose on Easter Sunday to give new life to all who believe. Thus, while Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the recognition of God's goodness in sending His Son to die for our salvation. (Catholicism) In addition, Religious people observe activities like Holy Procession, Confession, Penitence, and different ways of deep prayers. In Southern Cebu, Simala Shrine is the most visited Holy Place by Locals and Tourists during Holy Week as they observe these religious activities in the said Church.

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To give you update, The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist in Simala is currently on renovation as it prepares new attractions, structures, exteriors and most of all, better Catholic Services for all Christians and Visitors. Here are some photos taken last March 8, 2016.

Let's start with the structures in the Left side (while facing the main building/Church) ,

Now, for those structures in the Right side (while facing the main building/Church) ,

 And of course, check out this beautiful landscape..

And these towers...

 Here's an "almost" 10 secs 360-video of the Shrine... taken from snapchat : markmonts

** All photos are taken by the Blogger using ASUS Zenfone Laser 2.0

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  1. Hello. Can u please post the schedule of masses on Simala this holy week? Thank you and God bless


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