St. Pedro Calungsod will be canonized this Sunday, October 21, 2012!
St. Pedro Calungsod (1654 – 1672)
St. Pedro Calungsod was a teenager from the Philippines. He went to Guam to help a Spanish Jesuit priest, Blessed Diego Luís de San Vitores, preach about Jesus Christ to the people there. Indeed, many believed in Jesus and this incurred the jealousy of some of the locals. Pedro and Father Diego were wrongly accused of putting poison in the baptism water. When they tried to baptize a newborn baby, the villagers attacked them. Pedro could have escaped but he bravely stayed on to help Father Diego. They were both martyred for their zeal to evangelize the Gospel. St. Pedro is the patron saint of Filipino youth. His feast day is on 2 April.