A movie based on the life of St. Pedro Calungsod was released on Christmas Day and is being hailed as an effective tool of evangelization.
The movie, “Pedro Calungsod, Batang Martir”, is also an official entry to the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival, depicts the life of the second Filipino saint in the Church who was martyred in 1672. He was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 21st, 2012.
Br. Narciso Erguiza, Jr., FSC, president of the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) applauded the movie which he said was an inspiration for youth.
“We hope to bring St. Pedro Calungsod closer to the students through new evangelization such as this film. With all our collaborative efforts, we can inspire more children and young students to be heroes and saints (in the future),” he said.
“We hope that Pedro Calungsod will be an inspiration for the Filipino people with the message that we can reach sainthood through our everyday lives especially as we can all relate to him for he was a youth, an overseas Filipino worker, a catechist, a missionary and a faithful friend,” Br. Erguiza added.
The president of the CEAP, which boasts over 1,400 Catholic schools, universities and colleges throughout the Philippines, called on schools to promote the film to Filipino youth.
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