about the process of canonization in Making Saints by Kenneth
Woodward, the religion editor of Newsweek. Click on the image
above to order.
a collection of essays offering new insights into 17 saints in A
Tremor of Bliss: Contemporary Writers on the Saints, edited
by Paul Elie. Click on the image above to order.
virtue is not the exclusive domain of the past. Red about modern-day
witnesses to the faith in Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century
by Robert Royal. Click on the image above to order.
about other feasts or saints by selecting from the menus below.
Lawrence Ruiz and Companions
(Lorenzo) Ruiz, the first Filipino to be canonized, and 15 companions,
Dominican and lay missionaries from Spain, France, the Philippines
and Japan, were martyred between 1633 and 1637 at Nagasaki by decree
of the emperor Tokugawa Yemitsu, as part of his policy to purify
Japan from the influence of Christianity.
more about the martyrs of Japan
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