A MUSEUM dedicated to the relics of Archbishop Teofilo Camomot will be constructed near his final resting place in Carcar City.

The museum, worth P25 million, will be constructed behind the late bishop’s tomb in the compound of the Daughters of St. Therese (DST) Mother House in Barangay Valladolid in Carcar.

During Camomot’s 28th death anniversary last Tuesday, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma led the groundbreaking ceremony on the new museum.

With him were Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, Reverend Mother Maria Louella Grace Buscato, DST Mother Superior; and city officials led by Mayor Nicepuro Apura.

Buscato said that construction of the museum will start next month.

If things go as planned, the museum will be open to the public by March 3 next year, on Camomot’s 103rd birthday, Buscato said.

She said that an anonymous donor initiated the construction of the museum, believing it would help promote Camomot’s cause for beatification.

The museum will be constructed on a two-hectare property at the back of the DST Mother House.

It will feature Camomot’s relics, including personal effects he had given to other people.

Buscato said that they planned to transfer Camomot’s remains to the museum but they would still need permission from the Congregation of the Causes of Saints.

In his message during Camomot’s 28th death anniversary, Palma urged the faithful to continue praying for the late bishop’s beatification.

Palma commented that the date of Camomot’s death was extra significant because he died on the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, the patron saint of charitable works.

He also urged those who sought Camomot’s intercession to immediately approach the Archdiocese of Cebu to report

on it.

Camomot, fondly known as Msgr. Lolong, was born in Barangay Cogon, Carcar on March 3, 1914.

He was the third of eight children born to Luis and Angela Bastida Camomot.

Camomot was known for his extraordinary works of mercy, especially in parishes where he was assigned.

He was often considered a “living saint” for his generosity.

But aside from his deeds, Camomot was also known for “special abilities” such as bilocation, or being in two places at once, and levitation.

He died in a car accident in San Fernando last Sept. 27, 1988.