Sunday, December 15, 2019

Saint Jean-Gabriel Perboyre – Saint of the Day – September 11

Saint Jean-Gabriel Perboyre Biography

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Saint Jean-Gabriel Perboyre Biography

Date of Birth 6 January 1802
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession Priest
Place of Work China
Date of Death 11 September 1840
Place of Death  China
Feast Day 11 September
Beatification By Pope Leo XIII on 10 November 1889
Canonization By Pope John Paul II on 2 June 1996
Patron Saint of China

Saint’s Biography

Also known as John Gabriel Perboyre One of eight children born to Pierre Perboyre and Marie Rigal.

At age 16 he followed his brother Louis to the seminary, and joined the Congregation of the Mission of Saint Vincent on Christmas Day 1818. Ordained in Paris on 23 September 1825. He taught dogmatic theology. Seminary rector. Assistant director of novices.

His brother died on a mission to China, and John Gabriel was asked to replace him. In March 1835 he sailed for China, and began his mission in Macao in June 1836.

A widespread persecution of Christians began in 1839, the same year England had attacked China. Father John Gabriel was denounced to the authorities by one of his catachumens, arrested, tried on 16 September 1839, tortured by hanging by his thumbs and flogging with bamboo rods, and condemned to death on 11 September 1840. Martyr. The first saint associated with China.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Father John Gabriel was denounced to the authorities by one of his catachumens, arrested, tried on 16 September 1839, tortured by hanging by his thumbs and flogging with bamboo rods, and condemned to death on 11 September 1840

Saint Jean-Gabriel Perboyre
Saint Jean-Gabriel Perboyre