July 7 – Bl. Emmanuel Ruiz & Comp – Franciscan Saint of the Day
The life of Bl. Emmanuel Ruiz & Comp, Martyrs, First Order (d. 1860) for the July 7th Franciscan Saint of the Day. Bl. Emmanuel Ruiz and his seven Franciscan companions along with three laymen were martyred during anti-Catholic riots in Damascus, Syria.
Reflection is on the great dignity of priests who give us the eucharist.
Read by Fr. Terrance Chartier, FI from Marion Habig's "The Franciscan Book of Saints" Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516
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