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Feastday: November 29

Death: 1638


A Carmelite martyr called Dionysius of the Nativity, born Peter Berthelot. He entered the Carmelite Order in Goa, India, in 1635 after a career as a French trader and ship master. Ordained in 1638, Dionysius was sent to Sumatra, Indonesia, with Redemptus, a lay brother. Arrested at Achin, Dionysius and his companions were slain. They were beatified in 1900.


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