Pedro Calungsod: A model for Jesuit-trained lay catechists
October 22, 2011 1 Comment
I found the following news from SNIPCebu:
Blessed Pedro Calungsod has moved closer to being declared a saint by the Catholic Church after a favorable vote from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Cause of Saints. The Congregation, all members of which are cardinals, voted unanimously for Calungsod’s canonization. There are talks that Pope Benedict XVI may issue the bull of canonization in a few months.
I think it would be good for students in the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University to rejoice in this news. But religious fervor has waned in Ateneo as compared to the past, and I don’t hear any mention of Pedro Calungsod in our school. But there are exceptions. I know a Jesuit who has devotion to Blessed Pedro Calungsod. His name is Fr. Victor Badillo, SJ. He has a blog named after the blessed Pedro Calungsod.