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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O Dios, pinaagi sa pangama sa Mahal nga Birhen Maria, mapuangurong itugot ang Kanonisasyon ni Beato Pedro Calungsod, kung ugaling kini alang sa labaw’ng kahimayaan sa Imong Ngalan ug alang sa kaayohan sa among mga kalag.

This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat The Pope has finally approved the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod and six others for sainthood. Calungsod’s website said spears were violently hurled at the young Filipino catechist. Determined to kill the missionaries, Matapang went away and tried to enlist in his cause another villager, named Hiraowho was not a Christian. On October 21, the Philippines will have a new saint — Saint Pedro Calungsod, lay catechist and martyr.

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The inferior castes should not be given the privilege of becoming Christians. From Hospitality to Hostility. From his childhood, Pedro Calungsod declared himself unwaveringly for Christ and responded generously to his call. However, American historian and scholar John N. Take the Saints Trivia Quiz now!

Gabriel biogrphy an angel who serves as a messenger for God to certain people.

Support Free Education Bjography deductible pdero Free education. Finally, Pedro got hit by a spear at the chest and he fell to the ground. One lance finally hit Calungsod in the chest. The Martyrdom of Pedro Calungsod. In Januaryhe approved the decree super martyrio concerning the martyrdom of Calungsod, setting his beatification for March 5, at Saint Peter’s Square in Rome.


Cardinal Angelo Amato presided over the declaration ceremony on behalf of the Congregation for the Biograph of Saints. They also objected to the practice of young men called urritaos of consorting with young unmarried women in public houses without the benefit of the sacrament of matrimony because they considered this as a form of institutionalized prostitution.

He violently hurled spears first at Calungsod, who was able to dodge them. As a result, Cardinal Vidal ruled that he will not establish a definitive judgment on his birthplace, since Spanish records only indicate the words ” Pedro Calonsor, El Visayo ” as his native description.

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. In this infographic, Rappler’s Emil Mercado illustrates the life of this 17th-century teenage saint.

Inthe Archdiocese of Cebu started the formal process for the beatification of Calungsod. Furthermore, he stated that all Visayan provinces were under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Cebu during the Filipino-Spanish era. Several people have sought his intercession and attested to the miracles that biogarphy manifested: And since some sickly Chamorro infants who were baptized died, many believed the calumniator and eventually apostatized.

Exuperantia All Female Saints. That alone, is more than enough for us to make him a model.

When Matapang learned of the baptism, he became even more furious. Pedro Calungsod A patron for catechists Michael R. Tucked in archives in Rome, France, Mexico, and Spain, various historical records give a glimpse of the life of Pedro Calungsod.

For the Canonization celebrations, the sculpture by Justino Cagayat Jr. Lord, I never wanted to be separated from You.

A primer: Life and works of Blessed Pedro Calungsod

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And that was the case of Pedro Calungsod. The evil campaign of Choco was readily supported by the matuasmacanjas and the urritaos who, along with the apostates, began persecuting the missionaries.


Diego, but as a ” good soldier of Christ ” preferred to die at the missionary’s side. Ignatius of Loyola in the city of Agadna in the northeast.

Pedro Calungsod – Wikipedia

After that, the assassins also killed Padre Diego. Leaving family and friends behind, Pedro willingly accepted the challenge put to him by Fr. 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.

Like Blessed Pedro Calungsod, may we remain steadfast in our faith, fervent in our hope and selfless in love.

As he lay dying, Father San Vitores gave him absolution and then faced his own imminent death. Historical records do not mention his exact birthplace or birth date and merely identified him as ” Pedro Calonsor, el Visayo “. Martyrs of the Marianas accessed August 05, Diego, but as a “good soldier of Christ” preferred to die at the missionary’s side. The writer Alcina, who was a contemporary of Pedro Calungsod, described the male Visayan indios of his time as usually more corpulent, better built and somewhat taller than the Tagalogs in Luzon ; that their skin was light brown in color; that their faces were usually round and of fine proportions; that their noses were flat; that their eyes and hair were black; that they— especially the youth—wore their hair a little bit long; and that they already started to wear camisas shirts and calzones knee-breeches.

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