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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In a spirit of faith, marked by strong Eucharistic and Marian devotion, Pedro undertook the demanding work asked of him and bravely faced the many obstacles and difficulties he met.

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Life in the Ladrones was hard. Retrieved on June 25, In the face of imminent danger, Pedro would not forsake Fr. He was canonized on 22 October The Archdiocese of Cebu gives an award named after Biogfaphy Pedro to exceptional catechists in the area.

Based on accounts, Pedro was taught as bioggaphy lay catechist in a Jesuit minor seminary in Loboc, Bohol. He later revealed that Pope Benedict XVI approved and signed the official promulgation decrees recognising the miracles as authentic and worthy of belief.

Unfortunately, there is not much known about him, especially his early life. To give Matapang some time to cool down, Padre Diego and Pedro gathered the children and some adults of the village at the nearby shore and started chanting with them the truths of the Catholic Faith. When Mata’pang learnt of his daughter’s baptism, he became even more furious.

Support Free Education Tax deductible support Free education. Some of them were even sent to mission centers overseas to accompany the Jesuits in their arduous task of proclaiming the Good News and establishing the Catholic faith in foreign lands. Welcome to Rappler, please select your default country: Pedro Calungsod intercedes for the young, in particular those of his native Philippines, and he challenges them.


Gabriel is an angel who serves as a calungwod for God to certain people. Martyrs of the Marianas accessed August 05, 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.

Capillas chapels began to rise at various sites as Catholic instruction became extensive.

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Saints Fun Facts – St. ParejaThe FreemanDecember 21, Historical research identifies Ginatilan in CebuHinunangan and Hinundayan in Southern Leyteand the Molo district of Iloilo City [4] as possible places of origin; LobocBohol also makes a claim.

Planning and understanding the Catholic funeral 7 ways to say ‘thanks’ to God Young people caulngsod leaving the faith. The lad skirted the darting spears with remarkable dexterity. Those who knew Pedro personally believed that biograpyy would have biographg his fierce aggressors and would have freed both himself and Padre Diego if only he had some weapons because he was a very valiant boy; but Padre Diego never allowed his companions to carry arms.

Peter Calungsod, catechist, due to hatred of the Christian faith was killed and thrown overboard by some apostates and followers of local pagan superstitions.

INFOGRAPHIC: Life of Pedro Calungsod, Visayan teenage saint

A bronze statue of Calungsod was made and now forms part of the monument. Some Chamorros were against the evangelization being conducted by the missionaries and began to kill some of them.

Retrieved October 31, Prayer to Blessed Pedro Calungsod. O God, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, graciously grant the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod, if it be for the greater glory of your Name and for the good our souls. His most popular attributes are the martyr’s palm pressed to his chest and the Doctrina Christiana.


St. Pedro Calungsod

Therese of Lisieux Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the “Little Calunsod, and found in her short life more inspiration for their own lives than in volumes by theologians.

While Mata’pang was away from his house, San Vitores and Calungsod baptized the baby girl, with the consent of her Christian mother.

During the novena before his feast day, a replica of the catana used to kill him is set into the arm of the statue. Choco was readily supported by the macanjas medicine men and the urritaos young males who despised the missionaries.

Sylvester, born in Rome, was ordained by Pope St. These were enshrined in special houses guarded by native shamans called macanjas. Peedro Januaryhe approved the decree super martyrio concerning the martyrdom of Calungsod, setting his beatification for March 5, at Saint Peter’s Square in Rome.

You have successfully updated your account. The Jesuit missionaries only chose those catechists and assistants who were outstanding models of Christian life to accompany them on their missions. Saint Pedro Calungsod Latin: Life in the Ladrones was hard. Despite all these, the missionaries persevered, and the mission was blessed with many conversions. When San Vitores was beatified in October ofFilipinos like Father Ricardo Cardinal Vidal of Cebu, first learned of the existence of the lay assistant-martyr from the Visayas region.

One lance finally hit Calungsod in the chest. A priest’s strategy for confession Monday, December 22,