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San Pedro Calungsod back in Iloilo

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By GLENDA SOLOGASTOA

ILOILO City — Again, the image of San Pedro Calungsod will be making rounds in the metro today.

This will be the second time the image of the new Filipino saint is taken to Iloilo. The first time was in November last year, a few days after Calungsod’s canonization in Rome, Italy.

The image will visit Sta. Teresita del Niño Jesus Parish in City Proper at 9 a.m.

It will then proceed to St. Anne Parish in Molo district at 12 noon. It will stay there until Monday.

Rev. Fr. Espiridion “Boy” Celis of St. Anne Parish invited Ilonggos, especially the devotees, to come and ask for a miracle from San Pedro Calungsod.

Celis said he is thankful to Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, also an Ilonggo, for granting his request to bring San Pedro Calungsod’s image back to Iloilo, especially in Molo, where the saint have reportedly come from.

Many miracles in the district have been associated with the saint, Celis said.

He added that many residents of Molo welcomed San Pedro Calungsod’s image when it first visited Iloilo last year.

By 6:30 a.m. on Monday, the image will be taken to Roxas City but will drop by the parish church in Passi City.

Yesterday, SM City Iloilo has opened a photo exhibit of San Pedro Calungsod’s canonization in Italy and his image’s visit to different provinces in the country.

The exhibit at the mall’s Upper Ground Floor will last until May 11.

The activity aims to spread the devotion to San Pedro Calungsod among Ilonggos.

Fr. Celis and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo led the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the exhibit./PN