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Feastday: December 19

Death: 1839


One of the martyrs of Vietnam. A Dominican tertiary, Augustine worked as a day laborer. When the persecution of the faith started, he was ordered to trample a crucifix, an act he refused. Augustine's tormentors strangled him for his loyalty to Christ. He was beautified in 1900 and canonized in 1988 by Pope John Paul II.


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