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Saint John Gabriel Perboyre Chapel
Saint John Gabriel Perboyre Chapel


Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M., 1802-1840--French born Vincentian priest and missionary to China from 1835-1840. In spite of the dangers of persecution, he exercised his apostolic ministry among the Christians, was betrayed by one of his disciples, and was martyred after prolonged suffering. He was canonized June 2, 1996.

The painting on the right of the altar features Saint John Gabriel Perboyre C.M..

The painting to the left of the altar features Saint Francis Regis Clet, C.M., 1748-1820.




Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M.
, priest and martyr is pictured in his death scene. His betrayal and suffering mirrors Jesus' own passion and death. He is a special model and patron to the Vincentians of this province whose first foreign mission has been to China and her people.

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Saint Francis Regis Clet, C.M.

Saint Francis Regis Clet, C.M.
was born the tenth of 15 children in Grenoble, France in 1748. In 1769, he entered the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians). He was affectionately called “the walking library” because of his knowledge and academic discipline.

At the age of 43 his petition to be a missionary in China was accepted. His first post was one of the most destitute Christian settlements in China.

For several years, Father Francis endured abuse and attacks which frequently forced him to find refuge in the mountains. In spite of these difficulties, he succeeded in keeping up the fervor of the Christians and bringing many pagans to the fold. In 1819, Francis and a Chinese confrere became fugitives. He was finally betrayed by a Catholic schoolmaster. Francis was forced to march in chains over hundreds of miles. On January 1, 1820, Francis was found guilty of deceiving the Chinese people by preaching Christianity. On February 18, 1820 he was tied to a stake erected like a cross, and was strangled to death. He was canonized a saint on October 1, 2000.

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