Tiny Saints - St. Lorenzo Ruiz - Patron of The Philippines, Overseas Filipinos

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This cute charm comes from the Tiny Saints Collection. Kids and adults love them! Hang them from your key chain or backpack.

Perfect stocking stuffer, Easter Basket addition, or for a Confirmation Candidate who has taken the name of this saint as their Confirmation name. Also makes a great gift for anyone named after this saint!

Born in the Philippines around 1600, Lorenzo Ruiz was the son of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother. A gifted altar server and calligrapher, Lorenzo was also a member of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary. He later married and had three children. But when Lorenzo was falsely accused of murder, he fled the country with three priests and a layman on their mission trip to Japan. The five men were captured and suffered extreme torture for days. They died refusing to denounce their faith.
Patron saint of:
  • Chinese-Filipinos
  • Overseas Filipinos
  • the Philippines