Wednesday, November 24, 2021
This feast day commemorates 117 Vietnamese who were martyred between 1820 and 1862. Persecution of Christians was severe during this time period. Missionaries were banned in Vietnam and Christians were required to deny their faith.
St. Andrew Dung-Lac was among this group of martyrs. He converted to the Catholic faith and became a priest. Another one of the martyrs was only 9 years old.