CEBU, Philippines – Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma will lead the activities in today’s observance of the 28th death anniversary of the late Archbishop Teofilo Camomot in Garrieta Heights, Valladolid, Carcar City, where the priest had established a monastery for the Daughters of Saint Teresa.
The activities include a holy mass to be officiated by Archbishop Palma and the groundbreaking of the Archbishop Teofilo Camomot Museum, which will hold the personal effects of Archbishop Camomot, like his death bed, desk, chair, cane and others that all reflect the simplicity of the person that he was. The Freeman Chairman Jose “Dodong” Gullas will be attending the activities.
The museum will also serve as a chapel, where holy masses may be held. Its cost is estimated to be in the vicinity of P10 million, including its perimeter fence.
Archbishop Camomot died in a road accident at age 74 on September 27, 1988, while yet a bishop. He has since been posthumously elevated to archbishop.
Archbishop Camomot was noted for his very simple, austere and prayerful lifestyle. Testimonies from former parishioners say that before celebrating mass, he would first visit the sick in their homes.
Paghandum sa ika 28 ka tuig nga kasumaran sa pagkamatay ni Archbishop Teofilo Camomot.
“PRAYER FOR THE PROCESS OF THE BEATIFICATION OF THE SERVANT OF GOD BISHOP TEOFILO B. CAMOMOT”
Almighty and ever-living God, it was your grace and the love of you that made your servant, TEOFILO CAMOMOT, devote his life as priest and bishop, a life of self-abnegation, constant prayer and generous love for the poor and the needy. Grant that his virtues provide a lasting example for all and merit the approval of the Church that he be raised to the altars.
As a sign of your benevolence to your servant’s cause, we humbly implore you to bestow upon us this favor…(mention your request) In the name of Jesus, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.