Cebu lector claims Calungsod apparition

By Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas

Posted at Oct 12 2012 11:33 AM | Updated as of Oct 13 2012 01:21 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A lector in a parish in Toledo City, Cebu claimed that Blessed Pedro Calungsod made an apparition on Thursday noon.

Rose Camomot, lector at the San Pedro Calungsod Parish Barangay Cantabaco, said Calungsod appeared to her at noon yesterday inside the church.

Camomot said she saw Calungsod arranging some flowers inside the church. She noted that it was the second time that Calungsod appeared to her.

The alleged apparition comes amid preparations of the entire Cebu province for the canonization of Calungsod in Vatican City on October 21.

Calungsod will be the Philippines' second saint after Saint Lorenzo Ruiz.

Meanwhile, the same parish is also set to begin today the nine-day novena masses leading to the day of Calungsod's canonization.

To start off the novena masses, a provincial caravan was held on Thursday where devotees and pilgrims participated.

The caravan toured the towns of southern Cebu, including Calungsod's hometown in Ginatilan.

Father Russel Sungcad said the activity was a success despite the rains. The caravan ended in Cantabaco past 8 p.m. with a fireworks display.