|Cebu's Simala Church
a major Mother Mary Shrine
our visit on Valentine's Day 2015
|Main Features of Dumaguete City
Mt. Talinis "the Horns of Negros"
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrines in Bontod & etc
Niludhan Rainbow Falls
Twin Lakes National Park
Our Vacation-House Construction
House Nov 2011
Omanod Rice & Coconut Land
New Fatima Farmland
Balanan Lake Resort
Davayn's Baptism 2012
Lou's Birthday Party & Richard's Visit 2012
Davayn at 22 months old
San-shin Index Page
|Our Lady of Lourdes, whom my wife is named-after
|Pilgrims crowd to pray to the "miraculous" statue of "Mary as Queen of Heaven",
which began to 'cry bloody tears' a decade or so ago, and has been credited
with thousands of healings, wish-grantings and other miracles since then -- the
lobby is filled with written testamonials, discarded medical equipment & etc.
|The history of this church is told in a series of ten paintings -- humble beginnings as an impoverished
convent caring for the poorest; a pious old man makes a prediction of holy visitations; the apparitions
of Mother Mary and her miracles begin; a million people visit and donate cash; construction is ongoing....
|The left side of the complex is a huge museum of replicas of all the world's
traditional Mother Mary icon-statues, hundreds of them, with historical
and doctrinal explanations -- fascinating for a student of global religions!