Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

Saint of the Day for July 9

(d. 1648 – 1930)


Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions’ Story

Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on China’s relations with the outside world, Christianity over the centuries was free to grow or was forced to operate secretly.

The 120 martyrs in this group died between 1648 and 1930. Eighty-seven of them were born in China, and were children, parents, catechists, or laborers, rangin…Read More