SAINT ANDREW DUNG LAC AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS

FEAST DAY:  NOVEMBER 24TH

He was born in Vietnam in 1785.  He became a priest.  For being a priest and teaching others the Catholic faith he was beheaded in 1839 in Hanoi.  St. Andrew was one of 117 martyrs who met death in Vietnam between 1820 and 1862. Members of this group were beatified on four different occasions between 1900 and 1951. Now all have been canonized by Pope John Paul II.

Saint Andrew was beatified on  May 27,  1900 by Pope Leo XIII and canonized on June 19, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER:  Ask Saint Andrew and his fellow martyrs to intercede to strengthen the Catholic Church world-wide.

 

More on Saint Andrew and the martyrs of Vietnam at: http://www.stjohn-catholic.org/Saints/11%20-%20November/Month/24%20Saint%20Andrew%20Dung-Lac%20and%20Companions.htm