To be the Lord's companion and his friend,
you vowed to turn away from sin.
And with your passion and your piety,
you showed us how to hope and trust in him.
To spread the Lord's salvation and his truth,
you travelled far to preach your dream.
And with your mighty selfless heart and soul, you showed us how to live and die for him.
With your love and faith you conquered doubt and hate.
Lead us to God's Word and bring light to the world.
Guide us all as we prepare our hearts and be your company
in mission to create God's kingdom here on Earth.
To prove the Lord's compassion and his strength,
you shed your blood to save a kin.
And with your loyalty and sacrifice,
you showed us how to laud and honor him.
God's kingdom here on earth!
Words by Lui Morano
Music and arrangement by Norman Agatep
The second Filipino saint, Pedro Calungsod, was a young Visayan catechist invited to accompany the Jesuit priest Diego Luis de San Vitores on mission to Guam. While ministering to the locals, San Vitores and Calungsod earned the ire of the village chief, who eventually attacked and killed them.
Despite his youth, Saint Pedro Calungsod, travelled far to serve humbly, not knowing that he would be called to offer his life in defense of another. His example teaches us that love and faith know no age or culture.
Saint Pedro Calungsod, teach us to serve Christ as humbly and as readily as you did.