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Blessed Pedro Calungsod
By Emy Loriega / The Pacific Voice

Blessed Pedro Calungsod (1645-1672)
Pedro Calungsod, a 17 year old Filipino Visayan martyred in Guam in 1672, together with the Spanish Jesuit priest now Blesse Diego Luis de San Vitores. Blessed Pedro, a native of Cebu, Philippines and a lay Chatechist, left for Guam in 1668 with Spanish Jesuit missionaries at the tender age of 13 to evangelize the native Chamorros. Pedro was known to do frequent confession and always went to confession and always went to Mass and communion before he went out on his missions with Fr. Diego Luis de San Vitores who had now chosen him as a personal assistant. The necessary permission from the Most Rev. Anthony Sablan Apuron, O.F.M. Cap,Archbishop of Hagatna, Guam to instruct the cause for the beatification process of Pedron Calungsod was granted January 6, 1994. All existing information about Pedro Calungsod is contained within the accounts of the last day and hours of Fr. Diego Luis de San Vitores, his mentor prost, his tandem martyr-the day of their martyrdom, April 2, 162. Pedro Calungsod, teenaged martyr and catechist, was beatified in Rome in March 5, 2000 by Pope Paul II 15 years after Blessed Diego was beatified. Blessed Diego was beatified in October 6, 1985. A PRAYER TO BLESSED PEDRO CALUNGSOD Young, migrant, student, catechist, missionary, faithful friend, martyr, you inspire us by your fidelity, by your courage in teaching the faith in the midst of hostility, and by your love in shedding your blood for the sake of the Gospelmake our troubles your own. (Here mention your request) And intercede for us before the throne of mercyand Grace so that as we experience the help of heaven we may be encourages to live and proclaim the Gospel here on earth. Amen.


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