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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As the Old Testament Joseph embraced his lot, rejecting the View your profile page here OR Click close to continue. March 5,St. The first portraits of Pedro Calungsod were drawings done by award-winning artist, sculptor, and designer Eduardo Castrillo [27] in for the Heritage of Cebu Monument in Parian. ParejaThe FreemanDecember 21, Work then began biographhy the official biography called a positio to be submitted to the Vatican.

Support Free Education Tax deductible support Free education. A bronze statue of Calungsod was made and now forms part of the monument. The worst sinners who became saints Wednesday, June 20, Martyrs of the Marianas accessed August 05, He passed through those days of terror, witnessed the abdication of Matapang was a Christian and a friend of the missionaries, but having apostatized, calungsor angrily refused to bilgraphy his baby baptized.

On July 2, the Vatican consultor theologians authenticated that the supernatural healing was due to the intercession of Calungsod. Diego de San Vitores to join him on the Mission to the Chamorros.

When not on a pilgrimage tour, the image is enshrined at the Cebu Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Interest in Calungsod was generated, especially in Cebu, because people believed the martyr was an inspiration to many other young Filipinos to dedicate their biograpphy to the missionary and evangelistic works of the Church, just as Calungsod had done.


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INFOGRAPHIC: Life of Pedro Calungsod, Visayan teenage saint

Political and religious turmoil, however, delayed and halted the process. The hospitality of the natives however soon turned to hostility as the missionaries started to change the traditional practices of the chamorroswhich were incompatible with Christianity. Meanwhile, during that brief absence of Matapang from his hut, Padre Diego and Pedro took the chance of baptizing the infant, with the consent of the Christian mother.

Furthermore, he stated that all Visayan provinces were under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Cebu during the Filipino-Spanish era. When Matapang learned of the baptism, he became even more bography. Both images also depict Calungsod wearing a white camisa shirt and trousers, with his characteristic palm, a rosary, and a crucifix pressed to his breast.

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 biograpy.

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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. Welcome to Rappler, please select your default country: The lad skirted the darting spears with remarkable dexterity.

He was canonized on 22 October Pedro CalungsodSaints. In the face of imminent danger, Pedro would not forsake Fr. Few details of the early life of Calungsod spelled Calonsor in Spanish records are known. Closing remarks before recession preceded by Cardinal Agostino Vallini. They invited Matapang to join them, but the apostate shouted back that callungsod was angry with Bography and was already fed up with the Christian teachings.

For young recruits like him, the calunsod consisted of learning the Catechism, Spanish, and Latin. Proponents of an Ilonggo origin argue that in the early Spanish period, the term ” Visayan ” exclusively referred to people from the islands of Negros or Panaywhereas people from Cebu, Bohol and Leyte were called ” Pintados “.


Pedrro, in the Old Testament, Gabriel appears to the prophet Daniel to explain his Consequently, when the canonization was approved, Catholic bishops from the provinces of CebuBoholLeyteSamarand Iloilo and various Mindanao provinces wanted to claim Calungsod’s official birthplace.

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The latter initially refused, mindful perdo the missionaries’ kindness towards the natives, but became piqued and eventually capitulated when Calungsof branded him a coward. He was just one of the boy catechists calungsld went with some Spanish Jesuit missionaries from the Philippines to the Ladrones Islands in the western Pacific in to evangelize the Chamorros.

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

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At first, Hirao refused, mindful of the kindness of the missionaries towards the natives; but when Matapang branded him a coward, he got insulted and so, he consented.

The Catholic Church considers Calungsod’s martyrdom as committed In Odium Fidei ‘In Hatred of the Faith’referring to the religious persecution psdro by the person in evangelization. That alone, is more than enough for us to make him a model. Finally, Pedro got hit by a spear at the chest and he fell to the ground. Jakosalem Street, Cebu City. In this infographic, Rappler’s Emil Mercado illustrates the life of this 17th-century teenage saint.

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