Monastery of Transfiguration in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
Bukidnon Photoblog: Monastery of Transfiguration. Photo of the Benedictine Monastery of the Transfiguration in Barangay San Jose, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon (taken a few weeks ago).
Long considered as the refuge of so many people, this chapel is also known for its unique, world-class architectural design. The Benedictine Monastery of Transfiguration is also known for two other things: the Monastery Boys’ Choir (now disbanded), which held concerts in many areas including Rome and California; and the famous Monks’ Blend Arabica Robusta coffee (which reminds me…if you’re interested to order some, leave a comment here and I’ll get back to you) The monastery, by the way, is about 15 minutes away from Malaybalay City proper.
The best way to get there is by taking a private vehicle. You could, however, hire a multicab on a “pakyaw” basis. The last time my family and I went there, we hired a multicab from Malaybalay City proper and we paid P200.00 (roughly US$5.00). That was already good for a round trip and for about an hour long visit at the Monastery of Transfiguration.
There are no entrance fees. You could leave your prayer requests and donations at the chapel. You may see some of the monks praying at the chapel at any time as well.
Friendly reminder: silence is observed at the monastery chapel. If you bring kids along, please remind them not to run around the area and to not be noisy.