Fr. Ryan Barrios
November 27, 2018
The Philippines is a mesmerizing country widely recognized as the only Christian nation in Asia. Filipinos are devoted to their religion, most of whom belong to the Catholic faith. In the scenic provinces of Bohol and Cebu, a plethora of sacred places of worship abound. Take a journey of faith. Join a 4-day Pilgrimage to Bohol and Cebu with Fr. Ryan Barrios leaving on November 27, 2018. Marvel at the centuries-old churches and shrines tightly knit with Philippine history, and discover for yourself why Bohol and Cebu is one of the country’s premier pilgrimage destinations.
Begin your pilgrimage in Bohol, a tropical haven of natural beauty and home to a distinguished breed of Catholic churches dating back to the Spanish colonial regime. Celebrate Mass at the Holy Trinity Church in Laoy. Visit the Our Lady of the Assumption Church, a basilica-style church in Dauis. Enjoy a hearty buffet lunch inclusive of live performances while on a Loboc River Cruise. Not to be missed are the scenic views of Chocolate Hills, Bohol’s most famous tourist attraction.
Proceed to the seaport for your ferry ride to Cebu, the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines. Find solace and feel the strong presence of the Almighty in the Cebu Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Pedro Calungsod. Built to honor the first Visayan saint, the Shrine of San Pedro Calungsod hopes that more pilgrims will be inspired and come to know about the virtuous life of St. Calungsod.
Pray before the image of the Sto. Nino at the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino. Founded in 1565, the Basilica unearthed an unscathed image of the miraculous Sto. Nino, believed to have been left by Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition. Stop by the Magellan’s Cross, a historical landmark in Cebu, believed to be the place where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross upon arrival in Cebu.
Travel to the south of Cebu to visit the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, popularly known as Simala Shrine or Simala Church. Built in 1998, the castle-like church of the Simala Shrine is popular for the occurrence of several miraculous events, including the shedding of tears by an image of the Blessed Mother. Still in Sibonga, marvel at the astounding pre-war ceiling frescoes of the Church of Nuestra Senora del Pilar painted by Cebuano Artist Raymundo Francia in 1924. Stop by the Archbishop Teofilo Camomot Shrine in Carcar. The well-loved archbishop, known for his service and generosity to the poor, is on the road to possible canonization.
Bohol and Cebu is home to some of the oldest and ornate churches dating back to the Spanish colonial regime. Discover the rich culture and heritage of the Catholic faith in the Philippines. Join Fr. Ryan Barrios on a 4-day Pilgrimage to Bohol and Cebu leaving on November 27, 2018.
The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are an awesome natural wonder!
Stories of miracles that took place in the neighborhood of Opon, where the Church of Our Lady of the Rule is enshrined in Mactan.
No other place in Cebu makes the best chicharon (pork skin cracklings) than Carcar. It’s heaven in every bite!
Enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature at the Man-made Forest of Bilar and Loboc in Bohol!
Be Inspired by the unrelenting faith of San Pedro Calungsod as you learn more about his life on your visit to The Shrine of San Pedro Calungsod.
Our pilgrimage was worth all the hardships (I was having leg pains). We had an excellent leader in the person of Adrian, two priests Fathers Val and Ron, who gave us very nice pieces of advice and homilies, and of course the members of the group who were all very nice. Looking forward to join another pilgrimage.Emily Bautista
It was the most profound experience I had in my whole life....Walking with the Footsteps where Jesus walked made my life more grateful and humble....My faith become stronger as I express it...A growing faith is a sharing faith....TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! SHALOM!Carmen Nierra
Vir & I would like to express our gratitude for a wonderful pilgrimage we had from Sept 5-18. From checking-in last Sept 5 & all during the tour, we felt the care from a family. No words can ever describe how thankful we are.I almost cried last Sept 8, (my birthday) when we (2 of us have the same birthday) were given a surprise mini celebration when after our dinner, we were given a cake. I really felt the love of a family then.All these things made possible because of your capable coordinator Ms. Ging Igual. She's such a wonderful leader. Kudos to her.Rest assured that i will refer your company to all my friends who are planning to go on pilgrimage .Good day & may God always guide & protect all of you in the Pilgrims' Center/ Executive Resources, Inc.Cora FrancaPilgrimCora and Vir Franca
Dear Pilgrims' Center:My husband Aldo & I would like to praise & commend our Pilgrim Chaplain Fr. Dante Venus & our Tour Leader Bro. Monty for the very successful & memorable pilgrimage to Italy & the Holy Land we were very fortunate to join on March 26-April 8, 2018.It was very hectic to be sure, but still they managed our time very well that we were able to visit more places than was promised in the itinerary, and we are very appreciative of that. Likewise, the solemnity of the whole pilgrimage experience was still observed despite many of us in the group, myself included, often forgetting that we were pilgrims & not tourists 😉😉, taking photos, selfies, etc. instead of, or before focusing on what the local guide was explaining or on the scripture readings. I cannot fault us pilgrims on this because for many of us seniors, and I speak for my husband & I, that trip might be our first & last time to visit those places, so we made sure they were properly documented. Nonetheless, it was a truly spiritually uplifting & life-changing experience for us. We continue to thank our Lord for making that experience of a lifetime possible. Indeed, nothing is impossible for God! Thank you very much to Fr. Dante, Bro. Monty & to each of us pilgrims in the group for the prayers, love, care & concern shown to each other. Let us continue to pray for and with each other. It is my hope that we meet each other again soon, to strengthen our bonds of friendships.Most sincerely, Leclec CabusoraLeclec Cabusora
I am honored to be included in this pilgrimage. The Pilgrims' Center has very good itineraries worth remembering. No hours wasted. They took very good care of us in spite of our big number of 47 people. The daily mass and homilies of Fr. Manny Cruz held in different shrines and churches were very inspirational and transforming. Accommodations were nice most especially the one on top of the Mountain with an awesome view built in 1909. It's like travelling back in time. I definitely would want to do it again with Pilgrim Center.Peter Joseph Mapua
The Pilgrims' Center always gives you the best. They let you feel like an Executive in terms of personal service & attention especially during pilgrimage. Their choices of pilgrimages and pilgrim chaplains are outstanding. You go back home very fulfilled and immersed...Marlene Silvestre
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