- Joachim Royo Pérez
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.
- tortured and strangled to death on the evening of 28 October 1748 in prison at Fu-tsheu, China
- relics enshrined in the church of Saint Dominic in Manila, Philippines
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
- “Saint Joaquín Royo Pérez“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 October 2015. Web. 10 February 2016. <>