Saint Paulus Liu Hanzuo – Saint of the Day – February 13

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Saint Paulus Liu Hanzuo Biography

Saint Paulus Liu Hanzuo Profile. Born: 1778 AD in China, Asia. Worked in China. Died: 13 February 1818 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Feast Day is celebrated on February 13.

Saint of the Day

Saint Paulus Liu Hanzuo Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 1778 AD
Country of Birth China in Asia
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Missionary
Place of Work China
Date of Death 13 February 1818
Place of Death Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Feast Day February 13
Beatification Beatified by Pope Leo XIII on 27 May 1900
Canonization Canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 2000
Patron Saint of N/A

Saint Paulus Liu Hanzuo Biography

St. Paulus Liu Hanzuo was raised in a poor Christian family and worked as a shepherd in his young age and was not well educated. He had a calling to the priesthood and entered seminary at age 24. However, since he didn’t know Latin, he was allowed to study theology in Chinese.
He was then ordained a priest in Sichuan, China. He worked as a vegetable seller during the day and evangelized at night to convert Catholics due to the rising Christian persecutions during that time. Paulus was then betrayed by a carpenter to the authorities. He was caught in the middle of mass when they came for his arrest but asked for permission to finish first. He was later arrested after mass and when he failed to denounce his faith he was executed and killed.

St. Paulus Liu Hanzuo
St. Paulus Liu Hanzuo


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