The Biography of Pedro Calungsod PEDRO CALUNGSOD was a young native of the Visayas region of the Philippines. Very little is known about him. He was. PEDRO CALUNGSOD was young native of the Visayas Region in the Philippines . Little is known about his life. Based on accounts, Pedro was. Pedro Calungsod arrived on Guam 15 June , along with Father who were outstanding models of Christian life to accompany them on.

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He later revealed that Pope Benedict XVI approved and signed the official promulgation decrees recognising the miracles as authentic and worthy of belief.

St. Pedro Calungsod – Saints & Angels – Catholic Online

But very soon, a Chinese quack, named Choco, envious of the prestige that the missionaries were gaining among the Chamorros, started to spread the talk that the baptismal water of the missionaries was poisonous. Religion in the Philippines. And since some sickly Chamorro infants who were baptized died, many believed the calumniator and eventually apostatized. As some sickly Chamorro infants who were baptized eventually died, many believed the story and held the missionaries responsible.

Pedro was one of the boy catechists who went with them in the Western Pacific to evangelize the native chamorros. Calunggsod Matapang learned of the baptism, he became even more blography. Retrieved October 31, In some cqlungsod statues, Calungsod is sometimes shown with a spear and catana cutlassthe instruments of his death.

An extensive research provided by the census research of Ginatilan, Cebu provided a longstanding record of Calonsor and Calungsod natives from their area, from which a strong claim had the most Calungsod natives originating since Filipino-Spanish era since the late s.

Based on accounts, Pedro was cxlungsod as a lay catechist in a Jesuit minor seminary in Loboc, Bohol.

INFOGRAPHIC: Life of Pedro Calungsod, Visayan teenage saint

Sylvester, born in Rome, was ordained by Pope St. Father San Vitores believed that young men, strong in their faith like Calungsod, would be helpful in influencing the youth in the Marianas. My Lord, In your grace, you have shown through your servant, Beato Pedro Calungsod, the sublime prize of following you; Through his martyrdom, you have shown us that age and race will not hinder us from serving and loving you; His youthful fervor in defending the faith earned him the title to epdro called Blessed; Thus in confidence, I humbly call unto him to pray with me, biogrwphy to intercede for this urgent favor make a request and that through his glorious life, I may try to emulate him, together with Mother Mary, who have without reserve said yes to your will.


Inthen- Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal asked permission from the Vatican to initiate the beatification and canonization cause of Pedro Calungsod.

biogeaphy Pedro Calungsod intercedes for the young, in particular those of his native Philippines, and he challenges them. Saint Pedro Calungsod Latin: Young friends, do not hesitate to follow the example of Pedro, who “pleased God and was loved by him” Wis 4: Matapang took the crucifix of Padre Diego and pounded it with a stone while blaspheming God.

Interest in Calungsod was generated, especially in Cebu, because people believed the martyr was an inspiration to many other bjography Filipinos to dedicate their lives to the missionary and evangelistic works of the Biogtaphy, just as Calungsod had done. It was his beatification that brought the memory of Pedro Calungsod to our day. During the novena before his feast day, a replica of the catana used to kill him is set into the arm of the statue. While in GuamCalungsod preached Christianity to the Chamorro people through catechism, while baptizing infants, children and adults at the risk and expense of being persecuted and eventually murdered.

That alone, is more than enough for us to make him a model. In a spirit of faith, marked by strong Eucharistic and Marian devotionPedro undertook the demanding work asked of him and bravely faced the many obstacles and difficulties he met.


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Newsletters Sign Biograph Stay up to date with biovraphy latest news, information, and special offers. This image was brought to Rome for the Canonization festivities. Lord God, through your Son Jesus Christ, You taught us that there can be no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. The chamorros dug up the skulls of their dead relatives and kept them as miraculous talismans. Pedro served there, alongside his peers, as a catechist and teacher of the Faith.

Recent interest in Calungsod prompted research that revealed that the closest modern Filipino surname to Calonsor caoungsod Calungsod, a name found in the Visayas region today, although it is usually spelled Calunsod. A bronze statue of Calungsod was made and now forms part of the monument.

As the Old Testament Joseph embraced his lot, rejecting the Calungsod’s website said spears were violently hurled at the young Filipino catechist.

Most Popular The End of the Year: Eight priests and two deacons performed Mass while accompanied by a choir from St. Pedro Calungsod A patron for catechists Michael R.

He is one of the three calkngsod. Padre Diego gave Pedro the sacramental absolution. In Guam, Calunsgod received basic education at a Jesuit boarding school, mastering the Catechism and learning to communicate in Spanish. At first, Hirao refused, mindful of the kindness of the missionaries towards the natives; but when Matapang branded him a coward, he got piqued and so he consented.

ParejaThe FreemanDecember 21, Like Blessed Pedro Calungsod, may we remain steadfast in our faith, fervent in our hope and selfless in love. Little is known about his life.