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Feastday: November 24

Birth: 1755

Death: 1838

Canonized By: Pope John Paul II

Martyr of Vietnam. Bernard was born in 1755 and was ordained a priest in his homeland. He spent many years in missionary work before retiring. At age eighty-three, he declared his faith and his priesthood to a group of soldiers, where upon he was beheaded. He was canonized in l988.

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