Carmelite Monastery Cebu City

Attraction Carmelite Monastery New Era Cebu City Cebu Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
06:00 AM - 07:30 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
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The monastery is home to the Carmelite nuns who are spending their time behind the walls of the convent. The convent is found right beside the chapel. The monastery has gained fame not just among the Cebuanos but also nationally.

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Why Carmelite Monastery Cebu City is special ?

Carmelite Monastery Cebu City is home to the Carmelite nuns who are spending their time behind the walls of the convent. The convent is found right beside the chapel. The monastery has gained fame not just among the Cebuanos but also nationally. The monastery got attention when the late president Cory Aquino has sought refuge in the monastery after the People Power Revolution. Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo also went into a spiritual retreat with the Carmelite nuns. This proves that it’s not only the locals who are smitten by the comfort the monastery provides, even high ranking officials find their shelter among the nuns


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What to explore at Carmelite Monastery Cebu City?

A number of devotees visit the chapel to hear mass or to light candles and say a prayer. Some even donate to the nuns and ask them for prayers and intercession in their petitions. It’s like a haven of solitude in the middle of a metropolitan. The monastery is quiet and a good place to pray. There are trees around the chapel and convent that attributes to its cool environment.

Many devotees also crowd the monastery during the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel every 16th of July. Most of these devotees attend the novena masses from the first day to the last. One would know if the feast is coming up since vendors would swarm outside the monastery. There are also a lot of cars parked outside and a great number of people are coming and going from the monastery’s chapel.

There are also regular masses at the monastery’s chapel. There are masses every 6:00AM from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, they have masses at 6:00AM, 7:30AM, and a Benediction Mass 4:30PM. Every third Saturday of the month, on the other hand, they have masses at 5:30PM and 11:30PM. A number of small and intimate weddings are also held in the quaint chapel inside the monastery.

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How to get to Carmelite Monastery Cebu City?

The monastery is also accessible. You can ride a taxi or a jeepney there since it is right beside the road. Every taxi driver knows the place. It is also just near Ayala Center Cebu and SM City Cebu which are both just a few kilometers away. You can choose to take a jeepney to either of these shopping malls or just choose to walk.

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Selling points

  • “A rare gem in the city”
  • “Nice place to pray and meditate”
  • “Charming Church ”
  • “Very solemn and peaceful place"
  • “Awesome place”
A great 2 day trip to Cebu with my parents

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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
32.78 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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  • Besides the Church is a Souvenir Shop where you can buy Religious Items. They also sell fruits, veggies and other items too.
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  • It does have a beautiful garden but if you go here, it should be because you want to pray.
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  • The religious catholics who may visit to cebu city, dont forget to visit this place.
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  • It's very far to get to from Cebu city but worth the long ride there
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  • You can also offer donations to carmelite nuns inside.
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most of the songs in the masses are Latin its like attending a mass in St Peter's Square Vatican.. so solemn

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Best to go to for moments of quiet and meditation.

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The most peaceful place in the city

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A very solemn place. Love the trees here :)

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The Kingdom of God is at hand

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very far to get to from Cebu city but worth the long ride there its so lovely and you can pray and walk around the Monastary and gaze at the pictures andf the countryside surrounding it. been there twice, will visit there again. 2013 October

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A quiet and peaceful place to be when all you want to do is to say a prayer directly above...During fiesta period it'll be so busy. But its worth the visit.

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a great place to offer your prayers in silence. the church is really extremely quiet and so observe silence when inside. you can also offer donations to carmelite nuns inside.

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A very solemn place. Love the trees here :)

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