Patron saint of truth and justice
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy RibayA powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousins murder.
Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Dutertes war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story.
Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth -- and the part he played in it.
As gripping as it is lyrical, Patron Saints of Nothing is a page-turning portrayal of the struggle to reconcile faith, family, and immigrant identity.
Who is the patron saint of truth and justice?
Permit me to set the tone with a personal anecdote about guardian angels — whose feast is on 2 October — for they are of assistance to Saint Michael. I had been up to Mundelein in Chicago for some pointers on the Extraordinary Form, which I was to introduce into the curriculum at the Josephinum. Otherwise alone in the car, I asked my guardian angel, as was my constant practice for some years to my great shame , to teach me to have the same reverence he has before God, since he sees God in the face see Matthew and I manifestly do not. After all, this guardian angel was assigned to get me to heaven. But he was finally fed up with my out-of-place request, and he reprimanded me with a manifestation of the truth clearer than words could ever be. He said, so to speak:. You are not an angel.
His mother, Anna Martin, was a freed black slave. Don Juan, embarrassed at the dark complexion of his illegitimate son, a mullato who took after the features of his mother, abandoned them, but years later acknowledged Martin as his son. Anna provided Martin a Christian education. At 12, he apprenticed to a barber-surgeon, making him work with combined basic medical and surgical skills. At 15, he applied as a lay helper at a Dominican monastery and was assigned to do menial tasks: sweeping the cloisters, cleaning the latrines and also as a wardrobe keeper. His charity, obedience and humility impressed the community that after nine years they insisted that he become a lay brother—a full religious—and dropped the racist rule.
What do rape and abortion have in common? They are both different fruits that stem from the same tree. They both try to destroy the meaning and purpose of the sexual act. Rape seeks to destroy the bond of sex as a loving act between husband and wife, while abortion seeks to destroy the fruit of the sexual act. Lately, there have been several articles showcasing the courage of women who carried their pregnancies resulting from the violence of rape to term; refraining from the temptation of thinking that an abortion would help them recover. Recently, the major relics of St.
There is no patron saint of truth. The re are no patron saints of justice. There are, however, patron saints of judges, jurist and jurors. There is no designated patron saint of truth since all saints proclaimed the truth. A patron saint is supposed to be a protector in the Catholic religion. Patron Saint Angelico is the patron saint of artists.