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.

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