Third of eight children born to Luis and Angela Bastida. Studied at the Seminario de San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines, and was ordained in the archdiocese of Cebu, Philippines on 14 December 1941. Priest of Sainte Teresa parish, Talisay, Cebu in 1943; known for his ministry to the sick. Auxiliary-bishop of the archdiocese of Jaro, Iloilo, Philippines, and titular bishop of Clysma on 23 March 1955. Co-adjutor Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines and titular archbishop of Marcianopolis on 10 June 1958. Founded the the Carmelite Tertiaries of the Blessed Eucharist who today are known as the Daughters of Saint Teresa. Council Father at three sessions of the Second Vatican Council. Due to work limitations arising from kidney ailments, he resigned his archbishopric and spent his remaining two decades assisting the archdiocese administrators where he could, and serving as a parish priest. His Cause for Canonization has opened.
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. (Then recite one Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be.) – Daughters of Saint Teresa
- “Archbishop Teofilo Camomot-Bastida“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 April 2015. Web. 28 May 2015. <>