Martyrs in Vietnam. Peter Domoulin Bori was originally from France, and joined the Foreign Missions of Paris in 1829. He was assigned to Vietnam in 1832 after his ordination. Arrested in 1836, he was imprisoned and was appointed a titular bishop and vicar apostolic while incarcerated. He was beheaded, and two native priests who shared his imprisonment, Peter Khoa and Vincent Diem, were strangled. All three were canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1988.
She is called "the Penitent". St. Mary was given the name 'Magdalen' because, though a Jewish girl, she lived in a Gentile town called Magdale, in northern Galilee, and her culture and manners were those of a Gentile. St. Luke records that she was a notorious sinner, ... continue readingMore Female Saints
Widow of Palestine who rescued the remains of St. Varus, martyred in some earlier persecution. She enshrined the saint's remains in her home in Dera, in Syria. When a church was dedicated to St. Varus, Cleopatra's young son died, and the saint miraculously came to ... continue reading
The foremost Greek hymnographer, known as "the Melodist" because of the thousand compositions which are attributed to him. A native of Syria, he was of Jewish descent and became a deacon in the church at Berytus and then a priest in Constantinople. He soon acquired a ... continue reading
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