Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hero of the Faith and his Nation - Father Jesus Baza Dueñas
"The Japanese aren't God"

There are many that qualify as heroes to their Faith, many as heroes to their country. Some qualify as both. Father Dueñas is one of those.

Born in 1914 on the small American territory of Guam to a simple but hard working and devout family. As a young man, he was called upon by God Himself to be a shepherd of souls.

After attending the seminary in the Philippines, the newly minted priest returned to his native land to be only the second ever Chamorro (the race of the indigenous people of the Marianas Islands) priest to serve both God and man.

Undoubtedly, Father Dueñas expected the life of a simple parish priest is what God had planned for him. That was anything but the case.



Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I wonder what happened to those two Japanese Catholic priests?

10:07 PM  
Blogger Al said...

So when are they going to open the cause for sainthood for your cousin?

1:44 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Adeo, I haven't a clue.

Al, ditto,

5:47 AM  

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