Saint Joaquín Royo Pérez

[illustration of Saint Joachim]
Also known as

  • Joachim Royo Pérez

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Joined the Dominicans in Valencia, Spain in 1709. Missionary to the Philippines in 1712, and then to China in 1715. Worked with Saint Peter Sanz. Priest. He served his parishioners by night, hiding in tombs or secret rooms by day to avoid the government persecutions. Imprisoned for two years for his faith beginning in 1746. One of the Martyrs of China.

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Canonized

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He received us with joy. We felt remorse about being forced to carry out the order of his execution, because we revered him as a very good and innocent man. He constantly preached to us about the Christian religion. In prison we always saw him praying to his God with a joyful countenance. - statement by the executioners of Saint Joachim

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Joaquín Royo Pérez“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 October 2013. Web. 22 August 2014. <>