Cebu: Prayers Granted at Simala Shrine
This is our second visit at Simala Shrine in Cebu but this time with our +1 little buddy son and family. Our first visit in Simala Shrine, which is one of the famous sacred churches in Cebu last May 2014, this visit we prayed for Mary’s intervention to give us a child and we promised that we would come back with our baby. On April of 2015 our prayer was granted, my wife delivered a healthy baby boy which we named him Immanuel aka Eli.
The church of Simala Shrine is located at Marian Hills, Lindogon Sibongan, Cebu and 2 hours travel time from Cebu City. Simala Shrine is known for its miraculous place where Virgin Mary cried long time ago but aside on this, the place is also known for it’s truly amazing and spectacular landscape.
Inside the Shrine you can see the different statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary from different places and represents the different culture and replicas from different places/provinces of the Philippines and even replicas of Virgin Mary from other countries.
During this visit also we noticed that Simala Shrine has big developments around it. Tower structure was made and pathways are already done. The place also has small pond which is developing and cottages around it is also improved. Check some photos that I have taken during our visit at Simala Shrine.
Be sure to wear proper attire when you visit Simala Shrine.
Mass Schedule of Simala Church.
How to go to Simala Church:
From Cebu City
- Go to South Bus Terminal near the Elizabeth Mall or also known as “E-mall” and ride a Bus there going to Sibonga. Don’t worry about when and where you’re going to STOP, just inform the drivers to stop you at the road that will lead you going to Simala Church. (Fare is 80 pesos)
- This trip is a 2 hour and a half hour ride from Cebu so you better bring some water and foods with you.
The Safe Sanctuary of Mother Mary is 5 kms away from the Highway from the Bus drop point and you need a motorcycle ride or the famous “Habal-habal “, going to the Simala Church.
- In front of South Bus Terminal is a gasoline station where Van for hire are available, this van for hire has a fare of 100 pesos but they will take you straight all the way to the shrine.
- The travel is approximately 2 hours
There are also cottages there for free and it is available for everyone, for families or group of friends who brought with them their packed lunches.
Mass Schedule of Simala Church
Sundays – 12 Noons and 3 PM
Mondays to Fridays 12 Noon
Saturdays – 10:30 AM
13th of the Month – 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM
Travel adventure in Cebu will not be completed with out visiting Simala Shrine.