Wednesday, September 28, 2016

St. Lorenzo Ruiz

St. Lorenzo Ruiz (1600 - 1637) was born in the Philippines to a Chinese father and Filipino mother. He led a peaceful family life until he was falsely accused of murder. He left for Japan with Dominican missionaries but they were arrested over there. St. Lorenzo was tortured to make him reject Jesus but he remained faithful. He died a martyr and became the Patron Saint of the Philippines. His feast day is on 28 September.

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