Educated by the Jesuits in Visayas, the Philippines, Pedro could read, write and speak Visayan, Spanish and Chamorro, paint, draw, sing and worked as a carpenter.
He served as a teenage catechist alongside Spanish Jesuit missionaries to the violent Chamarros in the Ladrones Islands (modern Marianas) in 1668 at age 14.
When he was 17, he and his companion Fr Diego Luis de San Vitores were martyred after baptising the daughter of a Christian woman in the now-US territory of Guam. Upon hearing of her baptism (with the mother’s consent), the chief attacked the two missionaries. Though Pedro could have escaped, he did not leave his companion.
Pope St John Paul II declared during his beatification in 2000:
He was canonised 12 years later by Pope Benedict XVI. He is a patron of the Philippines, and all those from there, including the members of the Filipino Catholic Community at Our Lady of the Valley Parish.
His feast day is 4 April.