Wednesday, October 19, 2011


After a day facing the secular world, I now enter the net and am surprised at what I received...


Hopes for second Filipino saint

Seventeenth-century teenager may become Philippines' second saint

Michael Diaz, Manila
PhilippinesOctober 19, 2011

A cardinals’ decision this week to approve a decree for the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod means his elevation to the sainthood is imminent, a Church official said today.

Calungsod, who was beatified in 2000, is just waiting formal declaration by Pope Benedict XVI.

Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu said the cardinals had voted “unanimously in the affirmative” for Calungsod’s canonization.

He said that after passing investigations made by doctors and theologians, the cause for canonization of Calungsod had also passed the review conducted by the cardinals.

“This means that Blessed Pedro Calungsod has already passed the third and final stage,” Palma said.

He said the declaration will now be submitted to the pontiff.

Another source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it is expected the Pope would formally declare Calungsod a saint before by December.

“I think that would also be the time that the Pope will announce the date of Blessed Calungsod’s canonization ceremony,” the source said.

The teenager from Cebu was martyred in Guam in 1672 with a Spanish Jesuit priest, now Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores.

Palma earlier said the Offices of the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints told him the documents on Calungsod are “number one” on the list.

Calungsod, if canonized, will be the first Visayan saint and second Filipino saint in history following San Lorenzo Ruiz who was canonized in Rome in 1988.


Though we are still waiting fr the official proclamation for the Holy See, the Filipino people would be so much delighted if this news would be confirmed by the respected Church News authorities, especially here in the Philippines.

With so much hope in my heart, I know that Kuya Pedro may sooner or later make it to the Canon and join Lorenzo Ruiz among the ranked altar of Saints.

Pray for us, Kuya Pedro!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:33 PM

    the pope will probably authorize the ccs (congregation for the causes of saints)to promulgate the decree re the miracle attributed to the intercession of blessed pedro calungsod first week of december 2011 and pedro's canonization will probably be sep or oct 2012.