Calungsod image off to Rome-A A +A
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
CEBU CITY -- A mass and a motorcade were held Tuesday morning to send off the image of Blessed Pedro Calungsod for the canonization rites on October 21, 2012 in Rome, Italy.
At 5:30 a.m. Tuesday mass was offered for Blessed Pedro Calungsod which was held at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.
A motorcade started at 8 a.m. and brought the image of the Visayan martyr to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport for the 12:30 p.m. Cathay Pacific flight.
In an interview, Father Charles Jayme said it is a humbling experience to be chosen as the custodian of the pilgrim image which will be brought to Rome.
Also present at the Cathedral is the Federation of Visayas Radio Communicators (FVRC), the team of volunteers who will accompany the motorcade.
Calungsod is set to be canonized as a saint on October 21 in Vatican by Pope Benedict XVI.
After the canonization the image of San Pedro Calungsod will arrive in Manila on October 25, 2012. The image of San Pedro Calungsod will be visiting key cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao from October 26 to November 26, 2012.
The image will arrive in Cebu on November 27 and will start the three-day Triduum before the November 30 Thanksgiving Mass.(Jay Ann Clamohoy)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 16, 2012.