BIOGRAPHY OF PEDRO CALUNGSOD PDF

Very little is known about him. He was just one of the boy catechists who went with some Spanish Jesuit missionaries from the Philippines to the Ladrones Islands in the western Pacific in to evangelize the Chamorros. Life in the Ladrones was hard. The provisions for the Mission did not arrive regularly; the jungles were too thick to cross; the cliffs were very stiff to climb, and the islands were frequently visited by devastating typhoons.

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Filming[ edit ] Filming of the movie takes place from September to November The male population of the natives wear g-strings while the women use their hair to cover their breasts. Another huge structure is being built to serve as a chapel. Production even created a temple that is adorned with a huge Buddha and Chinese furnishing. The San Diego Mission arrives in the Marianas where the young Pedro, a trained catechist and mission assistant, begins working for Fr. Diego de San Vitores in baptizing the Chamorro natives, preaching the holy gospel and spreading the good news of salvation through the Christian faith amidst paganism, doubt and disbelief.

Despite the longing for his father and the threats to their lives, even at the peril of death, Pedro and Fr. Diego continued their missionary work. They roamed the dangerous islands and baptized many more natives and continued to enlighten them about Christianity. Guam is now a devoutly Catholic state and this is the story of how the young Filipino saint, between wars and persecutions, played his part in this divine mission.

Nacino replaced JM De Guzman for the title role. He also added, "I always look at the eyes of actors. If his eyes are saying something deep[ That, for me, is very important[ I am not complaining though. The role of Pedro will take a lot of research and training.

I need to learn Spanish, Latin and Visayan. That aspect alone is daunting, but I know kaya ko I can make it. One of these days, I am attending a Latin mass so that I will know how it feels. I want to experience it so that aurally. I will be used to it" [4] [27] Marc Justine Alvarez was cast as the young Calungsod.

According to Vazquez, " Daisy Lopez. Cruz Ryan Eigenmann as Choco Choco is a Chinese from Manila who was exiled in Marianas Island present-day Guam , who, because of being envious of the prestige that the Missionaries were gaining among the Chamorros, started to spread nasty rumors against them.

Chamorro chieftain who was the patriot of the Marianas Hirao is the chief of the Chamorro warriors who killed the young Visayan catechist, Calungsod. Since Spanish people may watch the film, the actor said he wants to give justice to speaking their language.

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Biography of Blessed Pedro Calungsod

Filming[ edit ] Filming of the movie takes place from September to November The male population of the natives wear g-strings while the women use their hair to cover their breasts. Another huge structure is being built to serve as a chapel. Production even created a temple that is adorned with a huge Buddha and Chinese furnishing. The San Diego Mission arrives in the Marianas where the young Pedro, a trained catechist and mission assistant, begins working for Fr. Diego de San Vitores in baptizing the Chamorro natives, preaching the holy gospel and spreading the good news of salvation through the Christian faith amidst paganism, doubt and disbelief.

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Pedro Calungsod

Little is known about his life. Based on accounts, Pedro was taught as a lay catechist in a Jesuit minor seminary in Cebu. For young recruits like him, the training consisted of learning the Catechism, Spanish, and Latin. They would be later sent with the priests to the countryside to perform daily religious functions as altar boys or catechists.

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St. Pedro Calungsod

Very little is known about him. He was just one of the boy catechists who went with some Spanish Jesuit missionaries from the Philippines to the Ladrones Islands in the western Pacific in to evangelize the Chamorros. Life in the Ladrones was hard. The provisions for the Mission did not arrive regularly; the jungles were too thick to cross; the cliffs were very stiff to climb, and the islands were frequently visited by devastating typhoons. Despite all these, the missionaries persevered, and the Mission was blessed with many conversions.

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Learn how and when to remove this template message A Chinese man named Choco, a criminal from Manila who was exiled in Guam began spreading rumors that the baptismal water used by missionaries was poisonous. As some sickly Chamorro infants who were baptized eventually died, many believed the story and held the missionaries responsible. Choco was readily supported by the macanjas medicine men and the urritaos young males who despised the missionaries. He violently hurled spears first at Pedro, who was able to dodge them. Witnesses claim that Pedro could have escaped the attack, but did not desert Father Diego. Those who knew personally Pedro considered his martial abilities and that he could have defeated the aggressors with weapons; Father Diego had however banned his companions from bearing arms. Pedro was struck with a spear in the chest and fell to the ground; Hirao immediately charged towards him and finished him off with machete blow to the head.

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