Today on July 7th we celebrate the impressive life of Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions. Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions was born of humble parents in Santander, Spain, he became a priest and served as a missionary. This was at a time when riots shook Syria and thousands lost their lives in just a short time. Among these were Emmanuel, superior of the Franciscan convent, seven other friars and three laymen. God Bless his hard work and devotion to our faith!