Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ASILO DELA MILAGROSA


Asilo dela Milagrosa, Cebu
Last April 23 and 24, 2011 (Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday) the community in which i belong to held our annual Life in the Spirit Seminar (LSS) at Asilo dela Milagrosa.  The last time i was there, i was still in high school, that was 15 years ago i think. We were there to visit the lolos and lolas (grandpas and grandmas) of that home.



When i knew we were going to Asilo dela Milagrosa, i felt a certain longing and excitement.  But when i asked of them, i was shocked to know that they were no longer there.  They were transferred to Iloilo, another island in the Visayas region.  Instead i found out that there are little angels in the place, orphans as you may call them.  No wonder there is a big playground in the center of the humongous garden, fully equipped with slides, see saws and swings. It was like little Disneyland.  


Asilo dela Milagrosa, Cebu


Asilo dela Milagrosa
The place was eerily quiet and seldom you can see people or nuns roaming around.  So i had really no chance to talk to them. I interviewed instead my new friend who happens to be the guard, let's just call him Chief.  He told me everything about the place (not really everything).  He said that most of the people who went there to adopt children are foreigners.  And that most of the children are left by their parents, i mean literally surrendered by their parents to the nuns with all the documentation, because their would-be adoption are to be with complete papers.  I still had to verify these though.  I happen to see these kids for myself, as there was a certain donor who celebrated his birthday on that day and celebrated it with the kids by giving them toys and stuffs.  What a great way to celebrate one's birthday.  They were adorable, cute and very well taken cared of.


I was visually mesmerized by the place the moment i stepped unto its gates.  
Asilo dela Milagrosa, Cebu

Oh every nook is a photographer's delight.  It is very picturesque, very postcard material. 


Asilo dela Milagrosa, Cebu

There was a certain charm in the place.  It looks like it belonged to the 1940's or the colonial American period.  I don't know what architectural style the building is but it has the feel of American country living mixed with some Spanish influence.   

Asilo dela Milagrosa, Cebu

The place is very relaxed.  it must be because of the trees and the breeze or simply because it is a haven for kids and the kids at heart.  I took pictures to my hearts content.

Asilo dela Milagrosa, Cebu

It has a chapel, as huge as a church. 

Asilo dela Milagrosa, Cebu

Its interiors are so colorful, with the stained glasses and the majestic altar.  Oh a what a beauty to behold.   

Asilo dela Milagrosa, Cebu

It's like an oasis within the bustling city of Cebu. I feel like i found a treasure, a haven, a refuge, a dwelling place to rest a weary soul.  I could pray there with less disturbance than in the common church.

Asilo dela Milagrosa, Cebu


I passed by Asilo every now and then and the place beckons, as if calling me to come, as if there is much to be discovered in that place. Simply knowing that i can be filled to the brim, there are no second thoughts, coz a well awaits where i can drink and simply rest.


If you want to visit the place you can go there and pray in the chapel or hear mass at 6am and 6pm during Sundays, or you may wish to contact them before a visit to the orphanage at:

ASILO DELA MILAGROSA (DC)



Gorordo Avenue, Cebu  City

Tel. (032) 232-2443, 231-5883
Superior:  Sr. Ma. Lourdes Mercado, dc
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to celebrate a company anniversary to this beautiful place?

Anonymous said...

you go there to donate not celebrate and not to show off to the kids what you have that they do not have

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to shoot a film here? The place is very beautiful though.

shomai said...
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Anonymous said...

Can I offer volunteer works there? please? I really love to help.

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