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Prisoner of Jesus Christ

St. Theophane Vénard

Prisoner of Jesus Christ: St. Theophane Vénard

When Theophane Vénard was nine years old, he read the story about a priest from his own province who had been beheaded in 1837—only two years earlier—in Southeast Asia.

The faith and courage of the missionary priest, whose name was Charles Cornay, moved the boy, and he cried out impulsively, “I too will...

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