Saturday, May 18, 2013

I Travel. I Pray. I Believe. (My Simala Experience)

Your mom blogger has been very, very busy the past few months.  So busy that even blogging seemed a luxury for me I could no longer afford anymore :-D

An unplanned road trip in Visayas made me come back to my senses.  Life is beautiful and time is limited so we have to make the most out of it.  I set aside the never ending tasks!  For three days and nights, I traveled, prayed and believed that God is really good and miracles still do happen. 

One of the places we've been to was Simala. A place to go that needs no explanation for as long as we believe. 

 The castle-like monastery located in Simala, Sibonga, Cebu.

 we made it through this stairway under the scorching heat of the sun

 the throng of believers

wheelchairs, crutches, and notes of people who believed, who experienced divine healing

 Sunday noon mass goers

 Marian monks built this grandiose church

 managed to say a little prayer for all all my loved ones and friends

the altar

The short visit to Simala made me realize that faith is something that lies peacefully in our hearts when everything seems to fall apart.  

 “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. 
To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
-St. Thomas Aquinas