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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saint Pedro Calungsod

After Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, Calungsod is the second Filipino declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
Saint Pedro Calungsod
Flock of Filipino's glorious Calungsod’s sainthood with Masses, parades stage plays, religious shows and the unveiling of postal stamps bearing his image and a map of his expedition as a young Catholic missionary to the Pacific islands, where he was killed while disseminating his faith more than 300 years ago.

His Eminence Ricardo Cardina Vidal, DD with the Official San Pedro Calungsod image that will be brought to Rome for the Canonization.

Other than Blessed Pedro Calungsod, six other blessed were canonized: Giovanni Battista Piamarta, founder of the Congregation of the Holy Family of Nazareth; Blessed Maria Carmen Salles, foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception; Blessed Anne Schaeffer, a German laywoman and mystic; Blessed Marianne Cope, Sister of Saint Francis of Syracuse; Blessed Jacques Berthieu, a Jesuit missionary in Madagascar who was martyred; and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, companion of the Jesuit missionaries in North America.

The Word Exposed - St. Pedro Calungsod


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