{FD} Saint of the Day: Franciscan Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions – tortured and died at the hands of Muslims in 1860

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Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Lived (1804-1860) | Feast Day: Saturday, July 11, 2015 from americancatholic.org The Franciscan Christians are today honoring the memory of an anointed saint, who refused to surrender to Islam. Not much is known of the early life of Emmanuel Ruiz, but details of his heroic death … Continue reading