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Ideas for Celebrating The Feast Day of St. (San) Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino Saint and Martyr

This is a repost from Teachermama Tina’s blog ūüôā

It is St. Lorenzo Ruiz’s Feast Day today (Sept 28). Since it is still flooded outside due to Typhoon Pedring (which seems to have “calmed down” a bit, thank you for joining us in prayer!) I thought I’d try to come up with a post on how to celebrate his Feast Day. (Since I can’t find one on Google! haha!)

But first, here is some information about the St. Lorenzo, or San Lorenzo Ruiz, as he is fondly called by Filipinos everywhere:

Lorenzo Ruiz is the first Filipino saint. He is also the first Filipino martyred for the¬†Christian¬†Faith. Lorenzo Ruiz was a layman, married, and had two sons and a daughter. Born in Binondo, Manila, about 1600’s, he was educated in the school of the¬†Dominicans¬†there. He served as an altar boy and later was a helper and clerk-sacristan in the church of Binondo. He was a member of the Confraternity of the Rosary.¬†

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