Friday, July 9, 2021

St. Augustine Zhao Rong and the Martyr Saints of China

St. Augustine Zhao Rong (c. 1800s) lived in China during a time when Christians were persecuted there. He was one of the soldiers accompanying missionary bishop, St. Gabriel-Taurin Dufresse, to die for his faith. St. Augustine was so inspired by Bishop Dufresse that he himself was baptized and became a priest. Later, he was martyred together with 119 companions for their faith in Jesus. Their feast day is on 9 July.

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