Monastery of the Holy Eucharist

Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, Sibonga

Monastery of the Holy Eucharist

Monastery of the Holy Eucharist
4.5
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ep07asiaone
Quezon City, Philippines28 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
The place is really very amazing, the architectural design is unbelievably in existence in the Philippines. I hope the sanctity of the monastery is maintained and not just become a tourist spot. Entrance open at exactly 8am.
Written February 18, 2019
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Floridian
Daytona Beach Shores, FL126 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
A very Holy place has many steps to climb but well worth the climb, many people visit here that can hardly walk but this is by choice, a must see visit for religious believers or not.
Written January 25, 2019
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edwina09
Carlsbad, CA67 contributions
Feb 2018
Absolutely breathtaking monastery , and yes built by love, prayers & miracles.
A place to visit when in Cebu- its really worth it..a solemn place to reflect that will put your life back in perspective.
Written June 18, 2018
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MarkJ0j0
Basingstoke, UK42 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Palatial church out of context in Cebu.. interesting history and worth a visit. Fairly easy to get to, park and walk around. Don't expect St Peter's Rome inside.. however exemplifies Filipino faith in Catholicism...
Written April 11, 2018
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A Rodillas
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia126 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
Looking from far you can see Architectural genuis indeed. A very solem place to pray. You need to dress modes as a advice.
Written January 29, 2018
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Gella R
62 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
The place is commonly called "Simala". It's a 2-hour drive from Cebu City proper via shuttle van passing by towns of Talisay and Naga, and going through Carcar where the famous Cebu Lechon and Chicharon are known for.

Once reaching the holy place, one cannot enter wearing short clothing. You can rent a large scarf to wrap around the legs or cover bare shoulders. So be in proper decent attire if you want to visit the place.

Go around the magnificent structure and pay homage to the Virgin Mary. Religious artefacts are being sold by the main church entrance, if you'd like to take home a souvenir. If you want to go inside, you need to remove your footware. They have shelves where you can put your shoes, sandals or slippers, and be barefoot walking on wooden floor as you tour the monastery. You'll find a long line of people wanting to have a glimpse the Virgin Mary and touch her. Pray, take pictures, but keep your silence. You will see different images of the Virgin Mary and the history of the place.
Written January 23, 2018
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dadbod088
Cebu City, Philippines4 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
A place of worship and has a great architecture as well. However, people coming here should pay respect as this is not a resort. Appropriate dress code should always be observed.
Written December 20, 2017
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Mark S
Cebu City, Philippines122 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This church really is something...someone has an amazing imagination! Having built the main building they have just kept adding on to the incredible structure. Very much worth the visit. It's a little off the beaten track but if you are in Cebu, it's a must see...the biggest church in the Philippines. Being very honest, as a non Catholic, I was less impressed with the interior of the buildings but I'm sure this more spiritually important for local and visiting Catholics.
Written November 9, 2017
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TIMOKA FOOD KIOSK
General Santos, Philippines196 contributions
Oct 2017
It's one of the greatest part of our trip to Cebu, Philippines. Sibonga is not near to Cebu City. This is the town where this Monastery of the Holy Eucharist is located.

We took the bus from Cebu City early and we've asked the driver to drop us at the highway crossing to the shrine (4 hours or so). At that crossing there are many motorcycles who would be willing to drive you to and pro. I forgot the cost but you can bargain. It will take about an hour or so if you wanted to deeply experience the presence of holy blessings.

The wow part:
1. Amazing building structure. Not fully finished yet the landscape and pointy towers will give you a great impression.
2. Strict dress code. No flesh showing. No shorts so try to be decent. No loud talking.
3. So many statues of Mary and her donated dresses!
4. The granted wishes, prayers and cured illnesses objects and matters are displayed.
5. You must meet Mary. The queue is long but worth waiting.
6. Candle lighting and prayer area are quiet and touching.
7. It's so calming to sit even outside the area where you remove your shoes and meet Mary.
8. Buy oil outside or inside the shrine and let it be blessed by holy Mary.
9. Inside structure, waiting and mass conducting area are super cool.

You must walk around. Don't forget your camera and video cams. They are making the other side, not finished yet.

Even you're not religious, this is a place to feel the peace and inner calmness.
Written October 19, 2017
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Mi S
Douglas, WY351 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
It's a long ride to get here, but worth the time. The architecture is nice and well built. This is a place where Filipino can repent, reconcile and make petition. The Filipino believe that miracles will happen for them after they visit in Sibonga. It feels safe here amongst the solaced confinement of the walls of this religious structure.
Written August 17, 2017
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