Apr 6, 2013

A Visit To The Marian Hills Of Simala



This majestic structure of the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist of the Marian monks is in Cebu. And this greets you upon entering the Marian Hills of Lindogon, Sibonga, Cebu
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The view of the monastery from the entance
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Part of the steps we needed to climb to reach the church perched on top of a hill
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Getting closer
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When you get to the top of the steep climb, this is the view of where we came from
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More people coming up
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The other side of the church
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The altar
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The image of the Blessed Virgin of Simala said to have shed bloody tears
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"In front of the Marian image, one is given only a few minutes to either kiss or say a short prayer, so as not to hold up the line."

No footwear allowed on holy ground
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"Visitors in long queues walk barefoot to the statue. Since the area is considered sacred ground, shoes and footwear have to be removed and modesty is part of the dress code. Wearing of shorts, body-hugging blouses or sleeveless shirts is not allowed. Visitors who come dressed in this attire are asked to cover up with sarongs or malongs, prepared by the monks at the entrance."

Quoted from: -globalnation.inquirer.net

The crown and rosary of the blessed image on the first shedding of tears in 1998
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The sacred vestment worn by the image in 1998
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A little of the very many testaments to miracles and answered prayers
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On the side of the main church
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Two of my three sons
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Hubby and I
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Our boys
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This is a delayed post... a part of our Holy Week Visita Iglesia 2013

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