In July of 1900, Zhujiahe was a small village in Hebei with roughly 300 Catholics making up its population. By mid-July, 3,000 more Catholics had flooded into the town seeking refuge during the Boxer Rebellion. The Boxers, however, followed them there, killing the men who were trying to defend the village. Over one thousand women … More 朱吳 St. Mary Zhu Wu (1850-1900)
When Zhang Depeng was introduced to Christianity, he had a number of obstacles to overcome before he could be baptized. The struggle to conform himself to Christ at the beginning of his journey must have strengthened him to stand firm in the face of persecution at the end. Dapeng was born in Duyun, Guizhou in … More 张大鹏 St. Joseph Zhang Dapeng (1754-1815)
April 28, 1821 – March 1, 1856 Orphaned as a child, widowed after 2 years of marriage, locked up in a cage for being a catechist, Saint Agnes Cao couldn’t deny the hardships of life. Neither could she allow those hardships to shake her faith in the Risen Christ. Cao Guiying was born on April … More 曹桂英 Saint Agnes Cao Guiying (1821-1856)
From his prison cell in Guizhou, Peter wrote to his wife in 1814: “Be loyal to the Lord, and accept his will.” It had been 18 years since Peter had made his own commitment to the Lord, throwing away the idols he had in his home and deciding to follow the one, true God. Imprisonment … More 吴国盛 Saint Peter Wu Guosheng（1768-1814)
On October 1, 2000, Pope Saint John Paul II canonized 120 martyrs of China. These men, women, and children were priests, religious, catechists, converts, orphans, mothers, and fathers. For some of them, we don’t know much more than they held firm in the face of persecution. Here we will share a glimpse into the lives … More Get to know the Chinese Martyrs
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