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Encyclopedia > Lorenzo Ruiz
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz

I am a Catholic and happy to die for God. If I have a thousand lives to offer, I will offer them to God.
First Filipino Saint
Born 1600s, Binondo, Manila, Philippines Flag of the Philippines
Died 29 September 1637, Nishizaka, Nagasaki, Japan Flag of Japan
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 18 February 1981, Manila, Philippines by Pope John Paul II
Canonized 18 October 1987, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II
Major shrine Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, Manila, Philippines
Feast 29 September
Attributes rosary in clasped hands
Patronage Filipino youth, Chinese-Filipinos, the Philippines, Overseas Filipino Workers, people living in poverty.
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Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, aka Lawrence of Manila (1600September 29, 1637) is the first Filipino saint (protomartyr) venerated in the Roman Catholic Church. He was martyred during persecution of Japanese Christians under the Tokugawa Shogunate in the 17th century. Binondo is a enclave in Manila primarily populated by overseas Chinese who chose to live in the Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Nagasaki ) ( ) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   []; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of... This article is about the process of declaring saints. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   []; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of... Shrine is also used as a conventional translation of the Japanese Jinja. ... Binondo is a enclave in Manila primarily populated by overseas Chinese who chose to live in the Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with one or more saints, and referring to the day as that saints day. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Saint symbology was important to people who couldnt read because they can figure out what symbols mean. ... Our Lady of Lourdes - Mary appearing at Lourdes with Rosary beads. ... Saint Quentin is the patron saint of locksmiths and is also invoked against coughs and sneezes. ... For other uses, see Youth (disambiguation) Youth is defined by Websters New World Dictionary as, The time of life when one is young; especially: a: the period between childhood and maturity b: the early period of existence, growth, or development. ... ... An Overseas Filipino Worker (often abbreviated OFW) is a term for a Filipino who is employed in work outside the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Gloriole. ... San Lorenzo Ruiz is a 5th class municipality in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. ... 1600 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 3 - Tulipmania collapses in Netherlands by government order February 15 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor December 17 - Shimabara Rebellion erupts in Japan Pierre de Fermat makes a marginal claim to have proof of what would become known as Fermats last theorem. ... Saints redirects here. ... Historically, a martyr is a person who dies for his or her religious faith. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ...

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Early life

Born in Binondo, Manila, Lorenzo Ruiz was of mixed Chinese and Filipino descent (mestizo). His Chinese father taught him Chinese, and his Filipino mother taught him Tagalog. Both of his parents were Catholic.[1][2][1][3][4] Binondo is a enclave in Manila primarily populated by overseas Chinese who chose to live in the Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Mestizo is a Spanish term that was formerly used in the Spanish Empire to designate people of mixed European (Spaniard) and Amerindian ancestry living in the region of Latin America. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Ruiz served as an altar boy at the convent of Binondo church. After being educated by the Dominican friars for a few years, Ruiz earned the title of escribano (stenographer) because of his skillful hand and unsurpassed penmanship. He became a member of the Confraternity of the Rosary. In 1636, while working as a clerk at the Binondo Church, Ruiz was falsely accused of killing a Spaniard. Prior to this incident, his life with his Filipino wife, two sons and a daughter was peaceful, religious and full of contentment. But after the allegation, Ruiz sought asylum on board a ship with three Dominican priests: Saint Antonio Gonzalez, Saint Guillermo Courtet, and Saint Miguel de Aozaraza, a Japanese priest, Saint Vicente Shiwozuka de la Cruz, and a layman named Saint Lazaro of Kyoto, a leper. Ruiz and his companions left for Japan on June 10, 1636 with the aid of the Dominican fathers and Sr. Domingo Gonzales.[1][2][3][4] An altar server is a lay assistant to a member of the clergy during a religious service. ... Year 1636 (MDCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Spanish people or Spaniards are an ethnic group native to Spain, in southwestern Europe, who are primarily descended from the autochthonous pre-Indo-European Euskaldunak, Latin, Visigothic, Celtic and Moorish peoples. ... Born in Leon, Spain, he entered the Dominican Order at the age of 16. ... Look up Layman in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hansens disease, commonly known as leprosy, is an infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae. ...


Exile to Japan

The boat landed at Okinawa and the group was arrested and persecuted based on their Christian religion. They were brought to Nagasaki on July 10, 1636. They were tortured through hanging by their feet, by submerging in water until near death, and by water torture. Needles were also inserted under their finger nails and they were beaten until unconscious. These methods made some of Ruiz's companions recant their faith, but Ruiz never did. On September 27, 1637, Ruiz and his companions were taken to the "Mountain of Martyrs", where they were hung upside down into a pit known as horca y hoya. This mode of torture was considered as the most painful way to die at the time because it involved the use of rocks to add weight to the person being punished. The individual being tortured suffocated quickly while being crushed by his own weight. Two days after, Ruiz died from hemorrhage and suffocation. His body was cremated and his ashes were thrown into the sea.[1][2][3][4] This article is about the prefecture. ... Megane-bashi (Spectacles Bridge) Nagasaki   listen? (長崎市; -shi, literally long peninsula) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture located at the south-western coast of Kyushu, Japan. ...


Path to sainthood

Lorenzo Ruiz was beatified in Manila on February 18, 1981 by Pope John Paul II during his Papal visit to Manila, the first beatification ceremony held outside the Vatican. San Lorenzo Ruiz was elevated to Sainthood and canonized by Pope John Paul II in the Vatican City, Rome on October 18, 1987. "San Lorenzo Ruiz" became the first Filipino saint and martyr.[1][2][3][4] is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   []; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of... General definition of saint In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... This article discusses the process of declaring saints. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ...


20th anniversary

On September 29, 2007, the Catholic Church celebrated the 20th anniversary of Ruiz’ canonization in 1987. Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales said: “Kahit saan nandoon ang mga Pilipino, ang katapatan sa Diyos ay dala-dala ng Pinoy (Wherever the Filipino may go, he carries his faith in God).” [5] is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The name Catholic Church can mean a visible organization that refers to itself as Catholic, or the invisible Christian Church, viz. ... This article is about the process of declaring saints. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


See also

Interior of the chapel. ... The incident known as the Martydom of the 26 Saints of Japan was a execution of Kirishitan which took place in Nagasaki on February 5, 1597. ... Mother Jeronima de la Asuncion or Jeronima de la Fuente (May 9, 1555 - October 22, 1630) was the foundress of the first Catholic monastery in Manila and the Far East. ... Pontificio Collegio Filippino is the college of Filipino diocesan priests studying at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy. ... Obando Fertility Rites is a Filipino dance ritual. ... Martha de San Bernardo was the first Filipina Catholic nun in both Philippine and world history. ...

Books about San Lorenzo Ruiz

  • Carunungan, Celso Al. To Die a Thousand Deaths: A Novel on the Life and Times of Lorenzo Ruiz, Social Studies Publications, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1980, 198 pages and Amazon.co.uk - ASIN B0000EE1BX, retrieved on: 10 June 2007

External links

  • Saint Lorenzo Parish Community, Walnut, California, StLorenzo.org, retrieved on: 10 June 2007
  • Cause for Beatification

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Visit of Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to Participate in the 2005 World Summit - High Level plenary session of the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, United States of America, 12-15 September, 2005", Press Kit, Office of the President, Government Mass Media Group, Bureau of Communications Services, Manila, September, 2005.
  2. ^ a b c d Filipino Apostolate/Archdiocese of New York, Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz, ChapelofSanLorenzoRuiz.org, retrieved on: 09 June 2007
  3. ^ a b c d Lorenzo Ruiz, Catholic Community Forum, Catholic-Forum.com, retrieved on: 10 June 2007
  4. ^ a b c d Religion-Cults.com Dominguez, J, M.D., September 28: Saints of the Day, Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions, 1600-1637, Religion-Cults.com, retrieved on: 10 June 2007
  5. ^ Inquirer.net, Church marks 20th anniversary of Lorenzo Ruiz sainthood


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Flag of the Philippines Current and Possible Filipino Saints Flag of the Philippines
Saint: Saint Lorenzo Ruiz

Blessed: Pedro Calungsod

Venerable: Ignacia del Espíritu Santo | Isabel Larrañaga Ramírez

Servant of God: Dionisia Talangpaz | Cecilia Talangpaz | Alfredo Obviar | Maria Arroyo | Francisca Fuentes

Pending Causes: Felipe Songsong | Martha de San Bernardo | Nicolas Figueroa | Juan de Guerra | Madalena de la Concepcion
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Lorenzo Ruiz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
Lorenzo served at the convent of Binondo church as an altar boy.
Lorenzo was falsely accused of murdering his cousin and sought asylum on board a ship with three Dominican priests, Saint Antonio Gonzalez, Saint Guillermo Courtet, and Saint Miguel de Aozaraza, a Japanese priest, Saint Vicente Shiwozuka de la Cruz, and a layman named Saint Lazaro of Kyoto, a leper.
Lorenzo Ruiz was beatified in Manila on February 18, 1981 by Pope John Paul II who canonized Lorenzo on October 18, 1987.
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