reflections, updates and homilies from Deacon Mike Talbot inspired by the following words from my ordination: Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach...
Friday, September 10, 2021
Saint for Saturday
St. John Gabriel Perboyre
Feastday: September 11 Birth: 1802 Death: 1840 Beatified: 10 November 1889 by Pope Leo XIII Canonized: 2 June 1996 by Pope John Paul II
Martyr of China: He was a Vincentian from Puech, France, who was ordained in 1826. In 1835 he volunteered for the missions of China and went to Honan, where he rescued abandoned children. When the persecution started, John was arrested and tortured for a year. On September 11, he was strangled to death. Pope Leo XIII beatified him in 1889, making him the first martyr in China to be so honored. Pope JohnPaul II canonized him in 1996.