How Pedro Calungsod died?
Many believed if Pedro only had weapons, he could have defeated Matapang, but Padre Diego never allowed the missionaries to carry them. Eventually, a spear pierced Pedro’s chest, and he collapsed to the ground. Before his own death, Padre Diego provided him with absolution.
What is the story of St Pedro Calungsod?
Pedro Calungsod, a young Filipino man, leaves his Visayan native roots to join the Spanish Jesuit priest Fr. Diego de San Vitores in his mission to the Marianas Islands (Guam) in 1668. The San Diego Mission arrives in the Marianas where the young Pedro, a trained catechist and mission assistant, begins work for Fr.
What is the message of the life of Saint Pedro Calungsod for the Kabataan today?
Pedro Calungsod lives: he inspires us not only as a hero from the past, but as one who stands before God to pray for our Filipino young people today.
What can you say about St Pedro Calungsod?
From his childhood, Pedro Calungsod declared himself unwaveringly for Christ and responded generously to his call. Young people today can draw encouragement and strength from the example of Pedro, whose love of Jesus inspired him to devote his teenage years to teaching the faith as a lay catechist.
Where was San Pedro Calungsod killed?
Tumon, Tamuning, GuamPedro Calungsod / Place of death
What can you say about Saint Pedro Calungsod?
Pedro Calungsod was a young man from the Visayas region in the Philippines: born in 1654 in the territory of Cebu, he attended the Jesuit missions as a boy until he became a catechist.
Is there a shrine to Calungsod in Cebu?
A shrine to Calungsod was opened in the Archbishop’s residence in Cebu. The Archdiocese of Cebu gives an award named after Blessed Pedro to exceptional catechists in the area. By Eric Forbes, OFM Cap.
Why is Calungsod important to the history of Cebu?
Interest in Calungsod was generated, especially in Cebu, because people believed the martyr was an inspiration to many other young Filipinos to dedicate their lives to the missionary and evangelistic works of the Church, just as Calungsod had done. A shrine to Calungsod was opened in the Archbishop’s residence in Cebu.
What does the Catholic Church say about Calungsod?
The Catholic Church considers Calungsod’s martyrdom to have been committed In Odium Fidei (‘In Hatred of the Faith’). A month after the martyrdom of San Vitores and Calungsod, a process for beatification was initiated but only for San Vitores.
What happened to St Calungsod’s head?
The cutlass used to hack Calungsod’s head and neck was retrieved from Guam by Cardinal Vidal and is now venerated as a second-class relic. During the homily, Benedict XVI said that Calungsod received the Sacrament of Absolution from San Vitores before his death.