April 2 - Blessed Pedro Calungsod

Quick Facts
  • Educated by the Jesuits in the Visayas, Pedro could read, write and speak Visayan, Spanish, and Chamorro, paint, draw, sing, and worked as a carpenter.
  • Teenage catechist who worked with Spanish Jesuit missionaries to the violent Chamarros in the Ladrones Islands (modern Marianas) in 1668.
  • Because he was a Christian on a mission to catechize the Chamorros, and Baptisms, Calungsod was murdered by two natives.
  • He died trying to defend Father Diego Luis de San Vitores.