Saint Lawrence Ruiz (San Lorenzo Ruiz) Memorial Feast Day on September 28

San Lorenzo Ruiz is the first Filipino saint. He was a devoted husband and father of three in the Philippines. After having been wrongfully accused of murder, he fled with Christian missionaries to Japan, where he was tortured and killed for the Faith. He died professing “I shall die for God, and for him, I would give many thousands of lives if I had them”. (Daily Roman Missal, Third Edition)