In 2010, before retiring as Cebu archbishop, Cardinal Ricardo Jamin Vidal announced that Vatican had approved the opening of the cause for beatification of Archbishop Teofilo Camomot of Cagayan de Oro.

Born in Carcar, Cebu, Teofilo Camomot was appointed Cagayan de Oro Adjutant Archbishop in 1958 (LINK) and parish priest of Sta. Rita, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. It was during these years that he formed communities that would help the Church in the work of evangelization: the Paulinian Faith Defenders and the Carmelite Tertiaries of the Blessed Eucharist, presently, the Daughters of Saint Teresa (DST). However, in 1970, he resigned his position as coadjutor archbishop due to kidney problems.

Archbishop Camomot was more known for his numerous works of charity. If he will be canonized a saint, he will be the first saint who had a direct link with Cagayan de Oro and perhaps we can claim as one of our own.

Read more HERE.

photo from dst.ph

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