Lapu-Lapu fluvial procession: Devotees on colorful boats brave rough seas to escort Virgin Mary home to her shrine

Norman V. Mendoza 11/13/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The weather cooperated and the rough seas at the tip of Punta Engaño was not a hindrance as the fluvial procession of the image of the Virgin of the Rule from the Hilutungan…

Video production group from Cebu captures stunning aerial night shots of Simala Shrine

Immae Lachica 09/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Marian devotees flock to churches every September 8 to celebrate the birthday of our beloved Mother Mary. In Cebu, the Our Lady of Lindogon Shrine in Simala, Sibonga town is one of the churches often…

Backpacks no longer allowed in Our Lady of Lindogon Shrine in Simala

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourists who are planning to visit the Our Lady of Lindogon Shrine in Barangay Simala of Sibonga town in Cebu are advised not to bring backpacks. The Sibonga Police Station confirmed to Cebu…

Traslacion: Prelate says Sto. Niño truly the magnet of love as thousands welcome Holy Child in Mandaue

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/18/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — “The Child Jesus is truly the ‘batobalani sa gugma’ or the magnet of love.” Msgr. Daniel Sanico, team moderator of the National Shrine of St. Joseph, said this during his homily of the…

Fetus found in Simala shrine

Raul Constantine Tabanao 02/02/2018

A fetus of less than two months was found beside a Mother Mary statue at the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist – Simala Shrine, in Sibonga, southern Cebu on Wednesday morning. A janitor, Roland Lumiguid, found the…

Rains fail to dampen warmth of devotees

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jessa Mae O. Sotto 12/12/2017

As heavy rains poured yesterday, so did the throngs of devotees who flocked the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Cebu City to celebrate the feast of Cebu’s patroness. In a 10 a.m. Mass presided…

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s Langob Shrine: A cave to calm the heart, heal the soul

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/20/2017

Amid Cebu City’s fast-paced lifestyle, one would never imagine there is still a place so close to the urban center that allows one to commune with nature. Until you get to this cave in the heart of…

JUST IN: Emulate Saint Pedro Calungsod – Palma

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/01/2017

“Bear witness to the faith by the way you live.” This was the challenge posed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Catholics on Saturday marked the feast of Saint Pedro Calungson, the first Visayan martyr canonized by…

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