About the Vietnamese Martyrs
Feast Day: November 24
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.
The group included bishops, priests, and lay-people. One of the martyrs was only 9 years old.
St. Andrew Dung-Lac
St. Andrew Dung-Lac was among this group of martyrs. He converted to the Catholic faith and became a priest.