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St Lawrence Ruiz & Companions

Starts 10:00 Ends 19:00


St. Lawrence and fifteen companions were martyred at Nagasaki by the Japanese in 1637. He was of Filipino origin and was killed while in Japan with Dominican missionaries trying to avoid false arrest. When news of the martyrdom reached Manila on December 27th, a solemn Te Deum was sung in the church of Santo Domingo. St. Lawrence was the first Filipino to be canonized.


St Wenceslaus

Starts 12:00 Ends 21:00


St. Wenceslaus, or Wenceslas- Czech: Václav) , 907 - 935, was the ruler of Bohemia. He sought to bring Christianity to his people. He was martyred by his brother, Boleslaus, near Prague.He is the Patron Saint of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Pope Benedict's visit to Prague September 2009
The Legacy of St Wenceslaus
Benedict on St Wenceslaus
St Wenceslaus