Monday, October 22, 2012

San Pedro Calungsod - 2nd Filipino Saint

Sacristan.. Missionary.. Catechist.. and Martyr...

While in Guam, Calungsod 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.

Born: July 21, 1654 (Ginatilan, Cebu)
Died: April 2, 1672 at the age of 17 (Tumon, Guam)

Honored in Roman Catholic Church.

Beatified by Blessed Pope John Paul II, March 5, 2000 in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI, October 21, 2012 in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Major Shrine: Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Pedro Calungsod, Archbishop's Residence Compound, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Feast: April 2

Attributes: Martyr's palm, spear, bolo, Catechism Book, Rosary, Christogram, Crucifix

Patronage: Filipino youth, Catechumens, altar boys, the Philippines, Overseas Filipino Workers, Guam, Cebuanos, Visayans, Archdiocese of Cebu, Philippines

After Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, Calungsod will be the second Filipino declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

Pls click this link if you want to know more about Saint Pedro Calungsod.


  1. so beautiful! love his example for our youth. thank you for posting this.

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