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Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Saint Lorenzo Ruiz

This upcoming Sunday, September 28th, the Church celebrates the memorial of a great Asian saint, Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, the first canonized Filipino martyr, who was martyred in Nagasaki, Japan.

His torturers aked him, "If we grant you life, will you renounce your faith?"

His response: "That I will never do, because I am a Christian, and I shall die for God, and for him I will give many thousands of lives if I had them. And so, do with me as you please."

Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us.