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Feastday: September 28

Patron of Filipino youth, Chinese-Filipinos, the Philippines, Overseas Filipino Workers, people living in poverty, Filipino altar servers

Birth: 1600

Death: 1637


Martyr of Japan with Michael Aozaraza, Anthony Gonzales, William Cowtet, Vincent Shiwozuka, and Lazarus. Lawrence was born in Manila, the Philippines. He and his companions were tortured and slain on Okinawa. They were beatified by John Paul II in 1981 and canonized in 1987.


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