Sunday, October 21, 2012

San Pedro Calungsod: The Vague Saint

Today, October 21, 2012, at around 3:54 pm, Manila Time, Pedro Calungsod was canonized as the second Filipino saint.

With all the news about San Pedro Calungsod, I would like to discuss one characteristic of the new saint.

Perhaps, in the modern era, after the renaissance, no saint has as vague a personal circumstance as San Pedro Calungsod, who was canonized today.

That's why I call him San Pedro Calungsod, the vague saint.

Pedro Calungsod's personal circumstances are so vague that even the postulator of his sainthood could only rely on probability and common sense instead of evidentiary documents.

(to be continued)

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