St Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy – Feast Day: March 30, September 20 – Saint of the Day

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St Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

St Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy Profile. Born: 16 March 1818 AD in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: 30 March 1866 AD in Galmaemot naval base, Boryeong, Chungcheong-do, South Korea. Feast Day is celebrated on March 30, September 20.

The Memorial of St Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy – Saint of the Day

St Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy, Profile

Date of Birth 16 March 1818 AD
Country of Birth France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Priest, Bishop
Place of Work France
Date of Death 30 March 1866 AD
Place of Death Galmaemot naval base, Boryeong, Chungcheong-do, South Korea
Feast Day March 30, September 20
Beatification Beatified by Pope Paul VI on 6 October 1968
Canonization Canonized by Pope John Paul II on 6 May 1984
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St Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy Biography

He was also known as:

  • Antonio Daveluy

Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy was born on 16 March 1818 in the parish of Saint-Leu, Amiens, Somme, France. 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 AD. He was then ordained a priest on 18 December 1841 AD.

Marie being the assistant pastor in a parish in Roye, France. Joined La Société des Missions Etrangères (Paris Foreign Missions Society) on 4 October 1843 AD. Leaving for missionary work on 6 February 1844 AD, Intending to work on the Japanese Ryukyu Islands.

However, in Macau, he got convinced by Bishop Jean-Joseph-Jean-Baptiste Ferréol to go to Korea instead.  Hence traveling there with Saint Andrew Kim Taegon and arriving in October 1846 AD.

St Marie-Nicolas Career

As part of his work, Father Antoine became fluent in Korean and wrote a French–Korean dictionary, which is a history of Catholicism in Korea. It was a  revised material intended for new converts and translated a number of works to Korean. Seminary rector in 1848 AD. He was appointed coadjutor bishop of Korea and titular bishop of Akka by PopePius IX on 13 November 1855 AD.

In the late 1850’s he researches and writes biographies of the martyrs and confessors of Korea. His missionary work in the Haut Nai-hpo region in 1865 AD and Keu-to-ri region in the spring of 1866 AD. These brought many converts to the faith. He then became Apostolic Vicar of Korea on 8 March 1866 AD. Succeeding the martyrdom of his predecessor, Saint Siméon-François Berneux.

Bishop Antoine gets an arrest three days later on 11 March 1866 AD. He is imprisoned and tortured for his faith and his work. He was given a chance in court to denounce Christianity, but instead, he explained it to the judges in simple terms. Martyr.

St Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy

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