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...
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Sunday Saint of the Day
St. Francis Ferdinand de Capillas
Feastday: January 15 Birth: 1607 Death: 1648 Beatified: 2 May 1909 by Pope Saint Pius X Canonized: 1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II
Francis Ferdinand de Capillas(true name in Spanish: Francisco Fernández de Capillas) O.P. (1607-1648) was a Castilian Christian missionary to China. He was the first Roman Catholic martyr killed in China. He was beatified by Pope Pius X in 1909, and canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000 as the protomartyr of the 134 Martyrs of China.