Saint Jean-Gabriel-Taurin Dufresse

[Saint Gabriel John Tauin du-Fresse]
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Entered the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris seminary in 1774, and ordained on 17 September. Missionary to Szechuan, China in 1775. Imprisoned for six months in 1784 during a government persecution of Christians. He was re-assigned to Macao, but return to the Chinese missions in 1788. Titular bishop of Thabraca and co-adjutor Vicar Apostolic of Se-Ciuen, China on 24 July 1798; he succeeded to the Vicar Apostolic on 15 November 1801. Spent the next 15 years in constant danger during the persecution of Christians and foreigners. Betrayed to the Chinese authorities by a scared native Christian. Martyr.

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  • “Saint Jean-Gabriel-Taurin Dufresse“. Saints.SQPN.com. 8 September 2013. Web. 29 July 2014. <>