Saint Peter Tu – 5 September

St. Peter Tu
Died: 1838
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A native Vietnamese martyr,  he became a  Dominican  and priest in his own country. He was beheaded.
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Pope John Paul 11  canonized him in 1988.
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The  Vatican has estimated that between 130,000 to 300,000 Vietnamese were martyrs.
Pope John Paul II recognized this martyrdom.
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Saint Marinus – 4 September

 

Saint Marinus was born on an island off the coast of Dalmatia, Croatia. A stonemason, he went to Rimini, Italy, with St. Leo and was possibly made bishop there. He was a bishop and a hermit.  He died as a hermit in (now) modern San Marino, named in his honor. (4th c.)

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Saint Sabina – Roman Martyr – 29 August

Saint Sabina & Saint Seraphia

Sabina was converted to Christianity by her Syrain servant Seraphia.  Martyred for her faith during the persecution of  Emperor Hodrian.
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Seraphia was declared a witch and beheaded.  Sabina recovered her body and brought it to her own family’s mausoleum.  She was then denounced for her faith by Elipedio  the perfect and martyred in 125 AD in Vendena in the State of Umbrio in Italy. The Basilica on Adventine in Rome is dedicated to her. She was canonized a Saint . In 430 relics from the Basilica  were sent to The Sainta Sabina which is built at the site of her home.
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