Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Saint for Thursday

St. Augustine Tchao

Image of St. Augustine Tchao

Feastday: July 9
Birth: 1746
Death: 1815
Beatified: 27 May 1900 by Pope Leo XIII
Canonized: 1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II

Chinese Martyrs is the name given to a number of members of the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church who were killed in China during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They are celebrated as martyrs by their respective churches. Most were Chinese laity, but others were missionaries from various other countries; many of them died during the Boxer Rebellion

He was a Chinese soldier, converted and became a Catholic Priest

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