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Feastday: February 27
Birth: 1814
Death: 1856
Canonized By: Pope John Paul II

Martyr of China. Born in 1814, in France, Augustus was ordained to the priesthood in the Paris Society of the Foreign Missions. He was sent to China after a brief period of parish work, going to Kwang-si. There he was taken prisoner during the persecution of the Church and was put to death brutally. He was beatified in 1900.


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