Saint Pedro Calungsod de Cebu

Published December 3rd, 2012

Saint Pedro Calungsod of Cebu (born: 1654 – died: 2 April 1672), also known as San Pedro Calungsod de Cebu or Pedro Calonsor, is a Roman Catholic young Filipino saint and was a migrant, sacristan and missionary catechist, who along with Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores, suffered religious persecution and martyrdom in Guam for their missionary work in 1672.

While in Guam, Calungsod preached Christianity to the Chamorro people through catechism, while baptizing infants, children and adults at the risk and expense of being persecuted and eventually murdered. Through Calungsod and San Vitores' missionary efforts, many native Chamorros converted to Roman Catholicism.

Calungsod was formally beatified on 5 March 2000 by Blessed Pope John Paul II. Calungsod was officially canonized by Pope Benedict XVI at Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on 21 October 2012.

On November 30, 2012, a thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of St. Pedro Calungsod in Cebu City draws an estimated one millio ...

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Feast of the Señor Santo Niño "Sinulog"

Published August 31st, 2012

Philippines is predominantly Catholic, each year on the third week of January, my hometown Cebu celebrates the Fiesta of Señor Santo Niño or we call it SINULOG. During this week long celebration the whole city comes alive, practically it's the continuation of Christmas season. Tourist & locals joins the Procession of the Image of the Holy Child "Sto. Niño", Fluvial parade at the Pier area and to culminate it all on Sunday with a Grand Mardi Gras of colorful street dancing performed by many groups. Two years back, I had a chance to took some photos of the festivity which I'd like to share. Click on my SET for more photos of Sinulog Fiesta.

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