Finally! Peter has spoken to Pope Benedeict XVI. Blessed Pedro Calungsod is soon to be a Saint. October 21, 2012 at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.
The canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod. He will be the 2nd Filipino saint next to San Lorenzo Ruiz. HABEMUS SANCTUM! DEO GRATIAS!
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Feastday: April 2
Patron of Filipino youth, altar boys, the Philippines, Overseas Filipino Workers, Guam, Cebuanos.
Beatified By: 5 March 2000, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II
Canonized By: On 10/21/2012 by Pope Benedict XVI
THE CHAPEL of San Pedro Calungsod is a forest of walls that you wander through until you discover the center–a space of spiritual retreat and well-being. JIM GUIAO PUNZALAN
THE ARCHITECTURE invites searching, walking through and discovering. PHOTOS BY JIM GUIAO PUNZALAN
Bold and expressive in architecture, a new place of worship serves as the foundation of a large mixed-use center in a reclaimed area in Cebu.
SM Prime Holdings is poised to replicate a Mall of Asia-type of development at the South Road Property, and the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod will serve as a spiritual anchor.
Initially, the firm Carlos Arnaiz Architects (Caza) gave the chapel project a pet name, “Stonehenge,” referring to the ancient monument of massive standing stones in a circular setting in England. Similarly, from afar, the chapel is a formation of 100 concrete walls of varying sizes.
“Aesthetically, people said it didn’t look like a church. It’s called the ‘Church of 100 Walls.’ Each wall is different in height and width. No wall is the same. The inspiration was the notion of diversity. We wanted a church that represented what society is today. We wanted a church that stands for many paths, that wouldn’t be just one path to God,” says New York-based, Filipino-Colombian architect Carlos Arnaiz.
“It’s also been called a forest of walls that you wander through, until you discover the center—a space of spiritual retreat and well-being.”
He adds that it was also nicknamed “stegosaurus,” after the dinosaur with bony plates on its back. The environmental engineers discovered that the building fins that went past the roof provided shade and reduced heat in the building.
The stark cross that stands above the fins is like a finger pointing toward the heavens.
San Pedro Calungsod Chapel's cover photo
ST. CALUNGSOD Pope Benedict XVI presides over a special Mass to name seven new saints in St Peter’s square at Vatican on Sunday, October 21, 2012. The pontiff canonized Kateri Tekakwitha of the US, Jacques Berthieu of France, Maria Anna Cope of Germany, Pedro Calungsod from the Philippines, Maria Schaffer of Germany, Giovanni Battista Piamarta of Italy, Maria del Carmen of Spain At the top are two tapestries representing Pedro Calungsod, left, and Jacques Berthieu. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FAB
After 25 years, another Filipino was elevated to the degree of sainthood. Filipino missionary, Blessed Pedro Calungsod who was martyred for his faith in Guam was officially canonized yesterday October 21, 2012 in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Italy. Officiated by no less than his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
Calungsod along with other six Blesseds was officially accorded the honor to become part of the roster of Catholic Saints. He became the second Filipino to be given the stature of sainthood following the canonization of St. Lorenzo Ruiz in 1987.
Filipinos from different parts of the world celebrated the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod. It has become another source of inspiration and pride for our country that we now have 2 saints in the list of the Catholic Saints of the Church. Vice President Jejomar Binay was the one in-charged by President Benigno Aquino III to represent the Philippine Government in the canonization rites for Calungsod. Binay was joined with many other Filipino pilgrims who trooped to Rome to witness the official declaration of Calungsod’s sainthood.
“The canonization of Saint Pedro Calungsod is a major and historic event for the Catholic Church and our predominantly Catholic nation,” – VP Binay said
Meanwhile, in his homily, Pope Benedict XVI said “May the example and courageous witness of Pedro Calungsod inspire the dear people of the Philippines to announce the Kingdom bravely and to win souls for God,”
The six other Blesseds who joined the list of Catholic Saints yesterday were Blessed Jacques Berthieu, a Jesuit missionary who was martyred Madagascar; Blessed Giovanni Battista Piamarta, the Italian priest who founded the Congregation of the Holy Family of Nazareth; Blessed Maria Carmen Salles, a nun from Spain and foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception; Blessed Maria Anna Cope, a German nun and Sister of Saint Francis of Syracuse; Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a companion of Jesuit missionaries in Canada; and Blessed Anne Schaeffer, a laywoman and mystic from German.
Blessed Saint Pedro Calungsod..in Cebu Cathedral
San Pedro Calungsod Chapel's cover photo
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