Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vietnamese Dominican Martyrs

Today we remember the 117 martyrs who suffered for their faith during the 18th and 19th centuries in Vietnam, 59 of which were Dominicans. In particular, we remember Dominican friars Ignatius Delgado and Vincent Liem and Lay Dominican Dominic An-Kham.

O God, you watered the country of Vietnam with the blood of St. Ignatius Delgado and his companions. Through their intercession may the knowledge of Christ continue to flourish there. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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