Friday, November 11, 2011

Rumor Circulating of 2nd Filipino Saint: A 17-Year Old Catechist-Martyr

Rumors -- or perhaps fact? -- in the Vatican and Cebu are circulating that a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Pedro Calungsod (1654-1672) is being presented to Pope Benedict XVI.

If true, this means that the 2nd Filipino saint can be canonized soon if approved by the Pope.

What's more amazing is that this 17 year old catechist is a martyr of the Gospel of Christ.  The first Filipino saint also died for his Faith.

It shows that Christian youth are not just recipients of the Gospel, but they are also heralds of the Gospel!  In other words, they don't just go to classes and sit in faith formation courses.....NO! They are also catechists and proclaimers of the Word of God, as this Filipino priest from the Archdiocese of Cebu states in this interview:

 He was martyred in what is today modern-day Guam, along with a Spanish priest whom he was defending.

More to come, I'm sure!

Blessed Pedro Calungsod, pray for us.

Class dismissed.

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