Celebrating the Feast of
On September 29,1637, San Lorenzo Ruiz, the son of a Chinese father and Tagala mother who lived in the Parian district outside the city walls of Manila professed his faith by martyrdom. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in Manila and later canonized on October 28,1987. San Lorenzo Ruiz holds the distinction of being the first person beatified outside the Vatican. He also holds the honor of being the first Filipino saint, the "most improbable of saints," as Pope John Paul II described him during the canonization ceremony.
San Lorenzo Ruiz of Manila
Come celebrate the feast of the 1st Filipino Saint with
the Filipino Community of St. Luke!
We celebrate with prayers, songs, and fellowship.