The Memorial of Saint Jean-Gabriel Perboyre
Saint Jean-Gabriel Perboyre is the Patron Saint of China
Saint Jean-Gabriel Perboyre Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersPriests who became Saints
Saint Jean-Gabriel Perboyre brief life History
|Date of Birth||6 January 1802|
|Country of Birth||France in Europe|
|Place of Work||China|
|Date of Death||11 September 1840|
|Place of Death||Wuchang District, China|
|Feast Day||11 September|
|Beatification||By Pope Leo XIII in 10 November 1889|
|Canonization||By Pope John Paul II on 2 June 1996|
|Patron Saint of||China|
Saint Jean-Gabriel Perboyre Short life History
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. Professor of 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