Adding to the list of possible Filipino saints, the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia recently started its official bid for the beatification and canonization of Bishop Alfredo Verzosa at the Vigan Cathedral in Ilocos Sur on Jan. 11, 2013.
Bishop Verzosa was the first Filipino bishop of Lipa and the founder of the Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Heart. His name is forever associated with the alleged apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lipa in the late 1940s. However, not too many people know that Bishop Verzosa was a very active promoter of the faith and that his life story was very much intertwined with the history of the Catholic Church in Luzon in the aftermath of Spanish rule.
Read more of his story here: http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/01/21/bishop-alfredo-verzosa-1877-1954/
Read another related post here: http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/01/15/lipa-bishop-eyed-as-ilocano-saint/