The Memorial of Saint Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy
Saint Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy is the Patron Saint of
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Saint Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy brief life History
|Date of Birth||16 March 1818|
|Country of Birth||France in Europe|
|Place of Work||France and Korea|
|Date of Death||30 March 1866 (aged 48)|
|Place of Death||Galmaemot, Korea|
|Feast Day||30 March|
|Beatification||By – on 6 October 1968|
|Canonization||By Pope John Paul II on 6 May 1984 in Seoul, South Korea|
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Saint Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy Short life History
Saint Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy is also known as Antonio Daveluy
• He was born to a prominent and pious family, his father was a factory owner, city councilman, and government official; Antoine and two of his brothers became priests.
• He studied at the Saint Sulpice Seminary in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris, France in October 1834, and was ordained a priest on 18 December 1841.
• Assistant pastor in a parish in Roye, France. Joined La Société des Missions Etrangères (Paris Foreign Missions Society) on 4 October 1843, and left for missionary work on 6 February 1844, intending to work on the Japanese Ryuku Islands.
• However, in Macau he was convinced by Bishop Jean-Joseph-Jean-Baptiste Ferréol to go to Korea instead; he travelled there with Saint Andrew Kim Taegon, and arrived in October 1846.
• As part of his work, Father Antoine became fluent in Korean, and wrote a French–Korean dictionary, a history of Catholicism in Korea, revised material intended for new converts, and translated a number of works to Korean.
• He was Seminary rector in 1848.
• He was Appointed co-adjutor bishop of Korea and titular bishop of Akka by Pope Pius IX on 13 November 1855.
• In the late 1850’s he researched and wrote biographies of the martyrs and confessors of Korea.
• His missionary work in the Haut Nai-hpo region in 1865 and Keu-to-ri region in the spring of 1866 brought many converts to the faith.
• He became Apostolic Vicar of Korea on 8 March 1866 following the martyrdom of his predecessor, Saint Siméon-François Berneux.
• Bishop Antoine was arrested three days later on 11 March 1866; he was imprisoned and tortured for his faith and his work.
• He was given a chance in court to denouce Christianity, but instead he explained it to the judges in simple terms. Martyr.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
Saint Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy was beheaded on Good Friday, 30 March 1866 at the Galmaemot naval base, Boryeong, Chungcheong-do, South Korea. The executioner took three blows to kill him, with long pauses to argue over what he was being paid for the job